It’s No Starbucks
I was walking on January 3 in Mexico when far off in the distance I spotted a "Starbucks Coffee" sign. My family had gone on and I was three days out on a nice cup of peppermint mocha. I started quickly walking toward it, anticipating every part of the experience to come. The group was too far away so I had to turn back. When we got in the car I asked to be driven to the Starbucks. As we approached the green sign I was crushed! Who exactly is Santana and why did he steal the Starbucks sign? I did not go in, as it was a sit down, white tablecloth cafe. No time to sit, I needed a $4.00 cup of coffee in under 30 seconds.
I do love how much slower everything is in Mexico, everyone seems to have no where to be. The laid back way of life made it a true holiday, even without my special coffee. Going without for a few days has jump started me back to not having it everyday……and so now when I do make the trip, it is really special, tastes even better and is a treat. Everything in moderation folks…..everything in moderation. So Santana, whoever you are, thank you for making my life at home that much more meaningful.
With a joyful beginning to ’08,