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This photo stirs up memories of a coffee shop on Roncy that no longer exists. I used to love the wild, bird-crazed garden out back, a mixture of streaming sunlight and cozy pools of gold-fleck-shaded tungsten lamplight inside, mismatched Formica tables, and the collection of thick ceramic 70s-era mugs they had amassed over the years from lawn sales, communes, truck stops, rodeos and various grandmothers’ kitchens.

Glad I captured this moment. sunny-coffee-shop

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I decided to repost one of my favourite posts of all time on Facebook. I felt like capturing it here because it was too easy to lose track of it otherwise. Because I think this post is a really  a good reminder to choose kindness every day, even when it is not the popular choice, even when it’s time consuming and you’re in a hurry, and yes even when the prospective recipient is making it challenging to do so by testing your patience or human decency.

Also, I really was overwhelmed and touched by the number of likes and comments I got from this note. It restored my faith in humanity a little, but, more importantly, helped me to restore some of my faith in myself. It had been a very difficult year, and this day still stands out to me as a corner I had chosen to turn for the better. About how one small act can have a ripple effect in a lot of unexpected ways. Of course, as with most things, that became more clear in retrospect.

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