The rain finally lifts for a split second.
The second extends into minutes.
The minutes into hours,
That bleed into the rest of the afternoon and pour into the evening.
Time to stop and watch the world go by.
Walking down the street in Yaletown, Downtown Vancouver, the storm clouds have finally lifted and moved on. Grumbling from a hard day’s work, they seem to be making their way to bug some other section of the Lower Mainland…maybe New Westminster? Well, whatever the case, it’s great to finally have the sun get some breathing room.
The city is drenched in the fluorescent glow of liquid sunshine. Clear water, now glowing white from the dull reflection of the sun on the clouds has settled onto sidewalks, porches, roads, and restaurants. Like the city is awash in light.
Time to watch the world go by.
“In a moment like this, the world passes by in a glorious instant.”
With a copy of today’s Globe and Mail in hand, I make my way to JJ Bean Coffee Roasters. I’ve always wanted to check out one of their chains, and now I finally have the excuse that I’ve needed.
I go inside and place my order for a Mocha. The service is friendly, and the barista introduces me to the resident Coffee Plant. Sitting in a little flower pot, the draft coming in from an open window seems to animate the vegetable, making it wave at me with a certain nonchalance.
A smile and a wave. My Mocha is done, and I’m off to where I need to be at this moment.
Outside, sitting on a balcony, watching the world go by.
Delicate hints of dark chocolate mix in with the creamy-liquid foam the drink. The taste is ever-present, but subdued. The familiar warmth of the Coffee mug is reassuring.
In a moment like this, the world passes by in a glorious instant.