By the time this post is published, Thanksgiving day will be over. The leftover turkey and fixings will have been placed in containers and packed in the fridge. Clean dishes will be stacked and left near the kitchen sink to dry overnight. My parent's dinning room, which would be filled with the sounds of the chatter and laughs of bonding family on Thanksgiving day, will now be cleaned and quiet, ready for the next meal.
Sometimes I will go to a cafe to write and enjoy a cup of coffee. The atmosphere of the coffee shop can be both calming and energizing. The sounds of bartsias brewing beans and steaming cream combined with the chatter of people working on projects or just catching up with friends creates a gentle hum perfect [...]