but i digress.
the guy at the register (brad) knew my name and i recognize the older gentlemen in front of me, although i do not know his name. he walks here every day, talks to himself, and drinks slower than i do. but i think they give him his coffee for free and i wonder if he made his own on christmas day when the store was closed. i feel bad for him because, in a way, he and i are not much different. which makes the quote on my cup all the more apropros.
"A valuable lesson I've learned from making music is to never let anyone intimidate me. Every student, celebrity, CEO and math teacher in the world has experienced love, loneliness, fear and embarrassment at some point. To understand this is to level an often very lopsided playing field." -- Anna Nalick (singer-songwriter)