We went to a favorite restaurant one fall day. We go there so often we ignore the “Please wait to be seated” sign and nod at the greeter and sit where we like. The waitresses know me as well. I always order the same thing. Some bring me my ice tea along with water for both of us. Sea’s order varies between about three choices so they do have to ask him.
We found our window seat and watched the sun on the colorful trees surrounding the green behind this place. It was a beautiful day. I love the colors of fall.
When the meal ended, I left to visit the loo- as they say elswhere. As I passed a small table near to us I saw a woman sitting there dabbing a brush into a box of paints and adding some color to something she was painting in a small note book. I was curious… thought about just thinking “Hmmm” and going on my way, but instead went back to see what she was working on.
She nodded at me and began telling me about her painting, turning the pages of her pad showing me the fish she painted from photographs taken while diving in the sea. Our waters are so cold I did have to ask where she dove and it was local. Brrrrrr
As she turned the pages showing me sketches in paint and words written around them, she said she takes this wherever she goes. “I don’t mind ever being alone,” was her comment.
I shared my quilting and knitting hobbies. She said she did knit. We agreed it was nice to have things to do when you were alone, or traveling. For me it is knitting.
This morning I thought about her comment- “I don’t ever mind being alone.”
I don’t think I could say that truthfully…