Weekend Coffee Share: Sipping in this perfect moment
If we were having coffee today, I’d tell you I don’t have much to say. See, I already thought about it on the way over, I’d tell you, and the best way I can describe my week is: I did barely anything noteworthy, and perfection was in the lack of noteworthy moments.
I’ve told you before I feel like I’m always running. I had nowhere to be on Thursday and Friday, though, so didn’t have to walk anywhere, let alone run. I listened to my boys playing together–they do that now, despite their 4.5-year age difference!–while I read novels on the sofa. Saturday was a little fuller of bustle, but even that was the quiet kind I remember mostly for togetherness with my menfolk. And today? Today’s been another sequence of moments none of which swim readily into recall, but each of which left my heart a little fuller of warmth.
You know how I told you introverts need to recharge? I’d ask before continuing. These quiet moments it’s hard to recall as we sit face-to-face and sip our drinks? They’re my recharge moments. I find the energy to keep going in the simple, undemanding peace of moments where few words flow but everything’s understood all the same.
I’d laugh and throw my hands up in the air. That’s really all I’ve got today, though I might point out I’m tickled by my six-year-old’s newfound love of Jonathan Coulton: “Can I listen to Re: Your Brains, Mom?” “Mom, Code Monkey, please!” “Could you play Skullcrusher Mountain for me?” The latter question warmed my heart especially, seeing as it was the soundtrack for my first dance as a wife. I’d think aloud how I need to find my JoCo CDs so Li’l D can play them for himself instead of having to ask me to YouTube the songs all the time. I’d conclude the thought with a warm smile your direction.
I’d ask what’s in your heart at the moment. What’s in your mind? Whatever it is, I’m all ears. And if there’s nothing at all you’d like to say right now? Well, that’s fine, too. We can just gaze toward the still-blue sky together and quietly, contentedly sip in this perfect moment.