Once again I am rushing to our coffee date. I feel like my life is so compartmentalized in a very unorganized way! I have five minutes for this, 30 seconds for that, and absolutely no time for that whatsoever. Today, I am fighting the proverbial clock. I am shutting it down and stopping time to chat with you.
Speaking of shutting down. I am going to shut up. Stop laughing. Shut up! Seriously, I am going to shut up.
I am really tired of talking. I am guilty of talking for the sake of talking. You agree with me. You tell me that between kids, work, and social situations that you feel like you are just talking just to talk. Sometimes when you talk you feel like you are pulling at strings.
I am guilty of this.
I am guilty of chaining myself to a communication device. I am guilty of texting out of anxiety. I am guilty of making nervous conversation. I am tired of chasing the rat race of contrived thoughts that come out of my mouth.
After we vent and take a deep breath, we have an idea: A silent vacation, right here, right now.
We decide to leave our overstuffed baggage behind and go on a quiet, impromptu girls trip: A half hour coffee chat(or nonchat) is as exotic as it gets these days. We will take it.
We sit for a few minutes, savoring our coffee, enjoying not talking, while communicating everything. I ask you, “Do want a refill?” We exchange a knowing, silent, “Yes.”
Then we sit without another word. We no longer hear the threatening tick of the proverbial clock. We are in Paradise.