06 March 2009

Grace #6 = Tea and Cubans

There's a tiny coffee stand in the train station in my town. It's tucked into what was the luggage room back in the day (the station was built in 1902), and it's run by an ebullient bald Israeli man, who has catholic tastes in music. I don't stop in often, maybe once every couple of weeks, but I always walk out with a smile. This morning I picked up a cup of tea, and a "roll with Israeli butter", chatted with him about the Buena Vista Social Club record he was blasting, and got the day started off just right.

13 comments:

heidi said...

I am enjoying the fact that you used the word "ebullient".

ConverseMomma said...

Buena Vista Social Club totally rocks!

Bron said...

Thank goodness for people like him. They make life so much lighter.

Coffee with Cathy said...

What a great post for those of us who live hundreds of miles away from things like "train station," "tiny coffee stand" and "Israeli butter." Thanks so much for this peek into a world far removed from my little rural patch of Alabama.

Mama Zen said...

This just sounds lovely.

bernthis said...

I just love talking with people who are "characters". It is a great way to start the day. Hope the rest of it was just as good

Debbie said...

It sounds lovely! How great that you can appreciate all of that.

Maggie May said...

what is Israeli butter> i have friends who are Jewish and from Israel

slouching mom said...

I love that you notice things like this.

Furrow said...

Isn't it great being a regular? Even if it's not any everday thing, it's wonderful to go back to a place time and again and see the same people and to know that they know you, too.

Woman in a Window said...

ebullient - i like that!

MsPrufrock said...

A brief post, but full of wonderful imagery. I somehow feel comforted by the scene I set in my head.

Janet said...

Perfect start to a day! What's Israeli butter?