barnes & noble-
b&n in union square NYC
tonight i found myself at your store.
y'know the one next to old navy and right down the street from target and cafe rio?
now that's what i consider a perfect neighborhood!
i stopped in to pick up a little after-Christmas gift.
i only planned on running in and out lickety-split.
but the smell of coffee and new books drew me in and soon i was aimlessly wandering the aisles.
i'm pretty sure i could live forever in a bookstore (as long as there was a yummy cafe attached)
there is nothing like holding a new book in your hand-
the smell, the uncreased binding, the crisp pages.... oh lovely day!
i treated myself to a cinnamon scone and spent 10 blissfully silent minutes perusing the magazine racks.
i know this will sound dumb to most people but i cannot explain how much i needed those 10 minutes.
i have felt so lost this last month,
i think it's partly due to Christmas stress (and we even kept it simple this year!) and the fact that i'm always looking ahead.
i'm always talking/planning/dreaming about the day jank graduates.
"when he graduates we will.... move, buy a house, have another child, travel, go to a play, go skiing, buy real furniture, join a gym...."
i'm not saying the planning ahead is a bad thing.
it's just that when i get my head full of 'somedays', i don't take time to appreciate my 'today'
it's amazing that stuffing a scone in my mouth and reading about kim kardashian can produce a profound thought.
but it did.
and i think i have nailed down my new year's resolution-
thank you barnes & noble- i'll be back for more scone + wandering soon.