Introspective Insights

Introspective - adj: Examining sensory and perceptual experiences. Insight - n: The capacity to discern the true nature of a situation.

Streams of Starbucksness


I am at Starbucks with my sweet three year old Abby.  She’s been really cranky today, but she is
quiet right now.  She is eating a pink
cake pop and people watching.  We are
making the mermaids on our cups talk. I’m the mommy and she’s the baby.  She looks out the window and says, “The cars
are going fast!”  Jazz pulsates and
slides out of the speakers.

Abby is hunched over her chair backwards watching the
manager interviewing someone.  I’m
admiring my gold purse and pondering the purple stainless and ceramic mug that
is on my wish list.  I sip the sweet,
rich foam off the top of my latte – nectar of the coffee warming my
insides.  I look into her adorable face –
hair a mess, smiling, dimple shown, big blue eyes laughing. 
 

Abby plays a game, “Can you sit in this position, mommy?”
Leaning forward, on the edge, on her knees, legs spread apart, sideways with
legs crossed.  She says, “It’s a little
table!  That one is a little table!  It’s a baby!”

She climbs on my lap. 
She says, “You have to write, mama. 
Why?”  I say, “I must!” She says, “You
so cute.”  I kiss her still pudgy,
toddler cheek. How I wish all of my moments with her were like this – coming off
lunch time with her tantrums and my yelling. 
Night and day.

The music slows and saddens, tranquil trumpet.  This moment fleeting, the clock signaling the
end.
  She bonks my head with hers
grabbing my pen and clicking it so I cannot write – snapping me back to
reality. 

About jenniferpowell@introspectiveinsights.com

Hi! I'm Jennifer. I'm here in my little corner of southeastern Michigan observing relationships, family, and the world hoping to dig deeper and find the divine spark in it all. Thanks for visiting!

3 Replies

  1. Jennifer-
    I am impressed you could write while at Starbucks with your little peanut! I often use the excuse of hiding behind, I’m busy.. “the moon is not aligned right” or some other excuse for not writing!

    If you can write, drink starbucks and play mermaids- I have no excuse.

    Loved sharing the moment with you 🙂

    Nancy Bouwens
    http://www.simplyabundantlife.com

  2. Jennifer-
    I am impressed you could write while at Starbucks with your little peanut! I often use the excuse of hiding behind, I’m busy.. “the moon is not aligned right” or some other excuse for not writing!

    If you can write, drink starbucks and play mermaids- I have no excuse.

    Loved sharing the moment with you 🙂

    Nancy Bouwens
    http://www.simplyabundantlife.com

  3. Thanks, Nancy! I still find it difficult to write consistently, everyday as I should.

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