Coffee as Decompression

During the height of Covid I worked an “essential” job that didn’t allow me to work from home. I’m kind of glad I couldn’t. I like keeping work separate from home, and I’ve often used coffee shops as a decompression chamber of sorts.

“Coffee for One #2”

Many coffee shops market themselves as a third place. They might be better off selling themselves as an in between place. A place we can go to shake off work, to decompress before heading home.


The Comfort of Background Chatter

I rarely feel lonely, but somtimes I do feel a little too alone. On those occasions I wander off to a cafe to resolve that peculiar senastion. The chatter of others can be quite comforting.

“Couple Chatting”

A cafe visit is a simple remedy to feeling alone. I need to be around people, to hear people just long enough to rememeber why I don’t spend too much time around them. Sometimes solitude needs a reminder why.


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