In my imagination there is a Cafe. I call it my Coffeehouse of Dreams. The atmosphere of the softly lit room is warm and inviting. You can smell the rich earthy aroma of freshly brewed coffee each time you walk through the door. There is the low hum of people speaking to one another. A quiet rattling of utensils on dishes as people eat morning or evening fare.
The Cafe always has just the right number of customers. A few are known by name, others are strangers. Some are couples. You can tell by the way they lean in towards each other when they speak …
…occasionally holding hands across the table. He reaching across to wipe a strand of hair away from her face as they gazing into each others eyes while sipping their coffee. He takes for granted that he can touch her. She takes for granted that he does so. It is romantic and intimate.
The Cafe is a sensual place, made more so by the smells and sounds and taste of things. An ambience of alluring flavors. The cafe is comfortable but with an edge of mystery to it, where a stranger might come into the coffeehouse at any time.
He might decided to sit down beside me where I usually sit. in one corner of the room, with my coffee and my book. The latest best seller or perhaps a beloved classic being read again for the hundredth time.
He’d approach my table and ask if he could join me. I’d look up from my book and with only a glance I’d decide that it was time for a new adventure in living. Something pleasurable, stimulating – life affirming!
“Yes,” I would respond.
As with the romantic couple I mentioned, the stranger’s eyes would hold mine in an embrace; a look that captures, making the universal connection, not of surrender (not yet). but of the beginnings of the dance of love. First, shy playfulness and masterful responses. My mind has raced ahead to the possibilities I read in his probing searching glance.
After all I am in my Coffeehouse of Dreams!
Thank you for your visit, I hope you enjoyed! Make today fun – both dreams and reality!
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Wow! Now that’s a coffeeshop I’d love to visit… and write on a table next to a window that overlooks…. anything… anything at all. It’s an aromatic alluring idea.
Found this a few days late but if the coffeehouse is still open I would like to come on in. Sounds like my kinda place 🙂
Still open Sharla, the more the merrier, like minded people always welcome (especially the artistic types, hint,hint)! 🙂
wow, this was so dreamy..and a soft music in the background too?
Yes of course, perfectly dreamy huh!
You’re a REAL coffee lover !!! 😀
Not as much as it sounds like, just a couple a day and I’m good! 🙂
This perfect place conjures up something on a Holodeck, At least here Data doesn’t spoil it with an ill advised skit, I like your dreams, I’d like to live in them.
Can you give me that address Penny? I think Terry and I need to head there (lol)! 🙂
Sure LuAnn, second star to the right and straight on ’til morning! 🙂
Wow Penny…. did someone just turn up the heat in here? hehe
Yeah kinda steamy huh! (giggle)
AnElephantCant drink too much coffee
He finds that it makes him quite hyper
In the Coffeehouse of Dreams
It seems everything steams
AnElephant’s glasses would require a new wiper
🙂 Hi there, I’ve missed seeing you here! Steamy indeed! 🙂
I love this place. I think I will come to that coffee house too! See you there 😉
xx 🙂 🙂 xx
Oh good, we’ll have a party! 🙂 xxxxx
Heavenly romantic, Penny
Thanks Celestine, I was inspired actually to write this piece! 🙂
nice amiga! i work with a coffee company here in ecuador, and they are building a new ‘complex’ where the entire process will be under one roof. People will smell the aroma of roasting coffee for blocks and blocks! I’ll send this to Miguel, CEO of ESCoffee in Guayaquil! z
Please do, I’ll even come down and do a personal “reading”! You know to get the true emotional meaning of the piece (and it does not have anything to do with the fact that it was 12 degrees here last night. Nope not a thing!
brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr! the new shop is going to be really nice, and they’re about a year away from it being finished. z
Oh Good, I’ll put it into my travel agenda now so I can be one of the first when it opens! 🙂
I missed you! Love this!
Thank you. You were missed also! Bunches!
I loved visiting your coffee house. I am not quite as romantic, but I once invited friends over to read poetry. We had a spotlight, a stool, in a darkened candle-lit house with wee tables. Had a blast!
It does sound like a lot of fun, can I come to the next one Alice?
Oh good, something really fun to look forward to! 🙂
Must wear a black turtleneck…
No worries, I have several! lol
I love the mood you set with this post. Must be a coffehouse kind of day. I had a little something similar today.
Thank you! I think your right, just seems to be that kind of day!
This is so sweet. It reminds me of a song by Greg Brown called “Dream Cafe.” You might enjoy it, I bet it’s on YouTube.
“..And I can still smell the lilacs,
in the corner of The Dream Cafe…”
Thank you Jennifer. I just listened to it. Your right, I do like it! 🙂 a little sad though!
I would love to join you for a coffee in this dream coffe house, it sounds so romantic…..
Okay, I’ll meet you there Ute, we’ll have fun discussing books, sipping coffee and watching others having fun too! 🙂
Sounds perfect, I’ll be there!
I’ll keep an eye out for you! 🙂 much love to you, have a great week Ute!
The way you described that, it was remarkably like a coffee shop near where I live. The lights in the walls change colour giving off a rotating low ambience. So I can see the attraction of a coffee house of dreams.
Somewhere to go with someone or to meet someone. 🙂
Yes! I thought so too Alastair! 🙂
Actually, one of the people in there looks a little like you 😀
If you say so, I didn’t see anyone that looked like me but then we never see ourselves the way others do! 🙂
No we don’t. 🙂