Wow, so we are knee deep into December and for some reason, even with my Christmas DVD and Holiday TV watching I’m just not quite there yet. I’m not sure what it is. I think it may be because I am knee deep in work and blogging and everything. Do you ever wonder “How did I get here?” and with all the crazy business of working, texting seems to be your only way of communing with those who mean the most to you.
I was kinda feeling sentimental and a bit lonely this week because I have been so busy that I have not had the chance to really see anyone so far this December. Christmas is just around the corner and living in a big city can feel even more lonely because it seems like routine is so obscure. I don’t mean the routine of work but the routine that is friendship.
When I was living in Belleville for a bit the one thing I noticed was, it was easy to get to know almost everyone that worked around you. A routine got put into motion allot easier. I can’t explain why but in the big city, with hundreds of passers by every single day, routine seems very out of the question.
Then something interesting happened. I noticed familiar person waiting for the bus, a couple eating at the food court, a guy rushing through the subway turnstyle, that familiar smile from the girls at “David’s Tea” a fantastic tea place in the mall that I work at.
Suddenly it dawned on me. It’s there! Routine! Almost all the same faces coming and going to and from work and visiting shops that I frequent often enough to receive their familiar and friendly hello. There really is no difference between here and that small city 2 hours east from here, after-all. We are all just moving around a little bit faster.
So as I am feeling a little tired and over worked and have barely even begun my Christmas shopping, it’s great to know I am not alone. All the faces I see travelling and rushing and waiting and texting and sipping there herbal teas are all doing the same thing I am, trying to get in touch with the ones they love. It was comforting. It was so very small town.
As I ordered my “Hot and Thin” at “David’s Tea” along with a dozen other’s and got myself revved up for the second half of my long work day, I found myself texting like there was no tomorrow. Touching base with the ones I loved. I looked around and saw little smiles and grins from people getting messages on their mobiles. The familiar face behind the counter said to have a great day and smiled.
I know one thing as I walked away holding my tea like sacred water, the wonderful girl behind the tea began to text someone…. and I hoped she would reach them and as I made my way down the shopping mall I found myself texting to someone I care about hoping for that enthusiastic reply.
5 kisses out of 5