If we were on a coffee date I’d tell you how I become a coffee drinker a year and a half ago, but it only took me a couple months to go from forcing it down to a snob who only uses a little bit of creamer and is picky about where to get it from. Then I might explain how that’s a metaphor for me: I seek out excellence and I want things that are straightforward, transparent, unrefined and raw. Then I would laugh and tell you how I see the world in metaphors a little too much as I sipped on my cafe au lait with no sugar.
If we were on a coffee date I’d ask you how you are… no really how are you, not how do you tell the world you are? I’d ask about your job and your love life. I’d want to know the real details not the pretty painted picture. But I’d also want to know what you’re watching and reading too.
If we were on a coffee date I’d tell you that Spotify is my new best friend. I don’t know why I took forever to really get on board with Spotify but the weekly discover knows my tastes better than anyone else in the world could. I mean why take the time to find new artists you might not like when Spotify can effortlessly predict it.
If we were on a coffee date I’d go on and on about how I am falling in love the group of 10 year old girls I lead at church on Wednesdays. I’d tell you how my deepest desire lately hasn’t been for a job or to write or even to fall in love but it’s to be a mother. I’d tell you how it’s hard to live with a desire you can’t see the potential fulfilment of yet. I’d ask you what deep desire are you wrestling with, what’s your heart on fire for currently.
If we were on a coffee date I would enjoy your company.
Hope you enjoyed this virtual coffee date inspired by Erin Salmon at erinsalmonwrites.com. It's monthly thing she's hosting. You should check her out and her writing in general.