I dropped in to a local coffeehouse on Friday just in time to catch the barista serving up an assortment of ‘balance and clarity’ (his words) with complimentary pieces of orange-infused dark chocolate. Delighted patrons mingled arms and exchanged smiles as they politely jockeyed for their share of splendor. I was tempted to push my way through the crowd but I was having too much fun observing. A generous cross-breeze was blowing through the open doors of the historic stone building with the white light of afternoon washing over the interior.
Another lousy day in paradise.