1.12.2013

I carry my words in coffee mugs and paper cups.



if I could, I would sit down with you over coffee.

buy you your favorite. grande caramel frapp? it's on me. prefer a green tea? there's no trouble. missed breakfast and want a caramel roll? just ask. the line winds slowly around counters piled high with travel mugs at the peak of too-expensive to splurge on. scattered conversation floats around the room, interrupted by the hum of coffee and the taps that come from a generation glued to their phones. we wait until they call our names or yell our drinks. nod to the baristas. mumble a hurried thanks with grace as our hands hold the $3.49 cups.

settle down, let me tell you a story.

the tables are taken, so we sit by the window. the leather chairs are perfect to sink into, and I have a week's worth of worries to unload. our words spill easily and we stop only to sip cooling cups. outside the sky is grey, the world washed of color. but here, it's almost easy to forget that winter has us in its white folds. there are colors not colors and warmth not from the sun.

how is life?

you say.

and I smile.

good.


h

27 comments:

  1. i loved this. hannah, you are brilliant and your words flow with ease. this is incredible.

    <3 jess

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  2. Frapps are from Starbucks, frappe's are from McDonald's ;)

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  3. I adore this, Hannah. And thank you for reminding me to book a coffee date with friends! :)

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  4. I love this! I would love to sit down and have coffee with you. Wait, not coffee (I don't like it) but I would LOVE a Grande Caramel Apple Spice. But no, I wouldn't let you pay. I would pay for our drinks, maybe pick you up a bagel. We would sit down by the window and watch the rain trickle down. We'd talk about books, life, everything! That would be fun.

    Love, [ Meena ]

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  5. This... this... this is amazing!! <3

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  6. Uhm I love your words. And picture. And you. Dude you're brilliant! xx | Natalia.

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  7. Hannah, I can't wait for the day we get together for coffee, holding our cups as we sit beside the window. This is amazing, and you are amazing.
    I would tell you that, for the most part, life is pretty good here too. And I would have green tea...

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  8. love this! i feel like i'm there with you. :)

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  9. I like this. A lot. It feels like we're really talking or something, which is always cool. :)

    hugs,
    ~bree

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  10. Your words flow together so beautifully...it's always a joy to read your little writing creations! :)

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  11. So simple, so raw, so beautiful.

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  12. So interestingly beautiful. Love this. xo m

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  13. Lovelove + coffee shop's are the bestness.

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  14. You have such a way with words! How you can translate a simple cup of coffee into something unique and beautiful is amazing!

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  15. I love this, Hannah. So much of friendship and nice afternoons. xoxo.

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  16. i had coffee and donuts with my family this morning and it was a perfect moment lol

    sammy

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  17. And know I have to coem to the the USA to have Starbucks with you

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  18. i actually really think this is the simplest, sweetest, most thoughtful and most personable post on fernweh.
    i want to strive to do this.

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  19. beautiful. (echoing jocee's words.)

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