The Place: Grand Lux Cafe, Scottsdale, AZ
The Time: 3 p.m. on a Sunday afternoon
The Artists: eb bunsen and yours truly
The Purpose: our first personal meeting, tea, and journaling
I selected Egyptian Chamomile tea.
I also ordered the creme brulee duo,
inspired by a light fixture
eb's idea of 'helping me'
with the dessert
was to take
One Single Forkful
out of each.
Our poor waitress,
had to come back several times
to actually obtain our order.
eb was teaching me
how to do a photo transfer,
The wooden spoon?
A critical technique tool.
Picturesque, of course!
We both whipped out our cameras
at the same time,
then collapsed in laughter!
eb said, 'You are SO a woman after my own heart!'
I said, 'Get your shadow outta my picture!'
(no, I didn't really!)
We asked when we came in
if we could take photos.
But when we did,
on our way out,
the General Manager
hurried over to say,
'Not allowed, actually!'
[What is UP with that, anyway?]
I'm thinking of creating a
piece of mail art & sending it to him,
so he can see how harmless
we journaling nuts really are
with our photos --
we're not stealing ideas for our own cafe,
really, we're not.
We just want commemorative
photos for our journal pages,
* Discovery of a like-minded soul friend
(one who actually thought me 'mellow',
not to mention 'in my late 30s' - woot! -
I had to say,
I'm hip to the hot flash syndrome myself!")
* A Creme Brulee sugar rush that carried
me through to bedtime!
(Yes, I finished them both, okayuh?!)
* photo transfers that finally transfer
(except now my printer stopped working!!)
* The realization of how lonely I've been,
working in solitude as I do,
& how incredible it is
to 'talk journal'
(& specifically: JOURNAL)
with someone else who entirely 'gets it',
to put the journal, finally, aside
because the dialogue is so
& Be Seen!
an Annual Event!!