I have renewed faith in the coffeehouse experience. The last two nights when I've stolen an hour from the on-call stuff, once each at D's and at Kéan, have been fruitful. Last night I talked to an artist about his art, how to survive financially, meditative practice, the difficulty of explaining things, and a lot of other topics. We both learned a lot. Tonight, I shot the shit with an airline pilot about travel, cities and their virtues, the madness of money, aviation, and the local criminals. We were joined by another friend of his who did some kind of airport work and I mostly listened as they discussed money, sex, and cars.
I learned a lot and met some interesting people. Yay coffee houses.