If we were on a coffee date, I'd tell you that I've stepped back from the book. Yes, I stepped back. And I was terrified about it because I don't want to disappoint anyone or let this dream go. But I needed a breath and a break and to give myself grace. It's been nice, taking away the pressure and allowing the process to flow naturally with the way life goes. But, sometimes, I want to set up dates and numbers and intimidating goals.
If we were on a coffee date, I'd introduce you to Sylvan Esso. I have raved about the way I love NPR's Tiny Desk Concert Series, but, oh my soul, how fun it is to listen to their latest releases and fall in love. Play me H.S.K.T. all the livelong day.
If we were on a coffee date, I'd ask what you're watching on TV. Lately my favorite shows are annoying me with their angry yelling (Hi, Real Housewives) and dysfunction (Hi Teen Mom) and same old schtick without growth. I don't know if it's that I'm maturing or that I just can't stand everyone seeming so upset with each other all the time, but, tell me there are fun, not-so-scandalous options out there.
If we were on a coffee date, I'd recommend some dinner time recipes to you. Eating has been good in our house lately and I'd want you to taste what's delicious and delightful.
If we were on a coffee date, I'd want to sing and dance. I don't sing well, but that's alright because you're awesome and love me. My body itches for movement more than usual lately... I'm not exactly sure why, but I'm enjoying the desire to walk and run and move, move, move. I've been listening to Elevation Worship's Wake Up the Wonder and holy.
If we were on a coffee date, I'd go home and write you a letter. I might send it, I might not. But I'd write you one. Because I'm writing letters to everyone nowadays. Anne Lamott said in Bird by Bird that when there's writer's block, write a letter. And so I have. Not because of writer's block, but because of the joy of it, because sometimes there's messages in our hearts we are just dying to share and we don't even know it. I'd write you a letter friend.