I was out for a walk today and stopped into a coffee shop for a quick cup of coffee. In a time when everyone is paying $5 for their fancy, five-word named coffees, it must seem odd to the barista when I just say cafe noir when I’m asked what I want. But they give it to me anyway and I don’t even have to stand in line with everyone else who are waiting for the steam machine to produce their orders. Then again, they get fancy stuff drawn in the foam of their drink and I don’t.
I sat down, drank some coffee and looked out the window. I decided to draw an old guy who was sitting on the opposite side of the room but before I was very far along he got up and left. One must pick targets wisely and I hadn’t. I continued, trying to complete his shape as best I could but eventually I gave up when it came to his extremities. Instead I drew the lamp over his head and then, back to looking outside, I drew the street light. A bit of fun and a bit of coffee. It was time to walk some more.