Thursday, April 28, 2011

a simple place to write

i found a new little sandwich shop yesterday. less than two miles from where i work, on the end of a brick office building. the shop itself is tiny, with only about seven little round tables. greek-owned, there's shredded beef and cheese, chicken souvlaki gyros and cheeseburger specials with fries and a coke.

but the thing that gets me? the black and white checkered floors. and the big metal vat of sweet tea. i could live on those two things alone. i feel promise in the fact that this will be a good place for me. a safe haven among corporate professionals grabbing a quick bite, and older women who found the place out of happenstance. i will tuck myself into the very last table. the one near the back, where the air is warm and privacy is ample. for now, i'll read my textbooks and make flash cards.

but one day, i'm quite certain this will be the place where i'll write. for myself. maybe for others. for you. and i'll nourish. body and spirit.

12 comments:

Keri said...

Love this. It's really amazing how we can take for granted the simple things in life. Having a safe haven to clear your mind from corporate craziness is a must!!
xo-Keri

Jennifer Rod said...

I also love when I find little spots like these.

Jill said...

sounds quaint :)

chambanachik said...

Finding writing places is always a happy thing.

M. said...

i'm sure you will.

: ) and i'll love reading it.

Chiara said...

Nothing is more important than finding those little spots that make us feel at home and comfortable!
xo C.

Brandi {not your average ordinary} said...

It's perfectly unassuming -- could you have found a more ideal hideaway to write?

The Many Colours of Happiness said...

Beautiful :) I have been looking for such a place here, but sadly with no luck. Yours sounds perfect :)

Amanda @ New Adventures said...

This is awesome! I need to find my 'special' spot :)

Simple Summit said...

Love it! Have fun writing there :)

Ana* said...

I love finding little spots like this one. I found one here in RI & I'm ubber excited.

Paula said...

How exciting! Good for you x

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