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Thursday, October 13, 2011

The Regular


I talked to a gentleman named Paul today at Zeitgeist, a local cafe where I was working. He's a regular there and I could tell I was sitting in his "seat" because I had barely begun packing up before he swooped in to ask me if I was leaving. "Of course I am now Paul." But he seemed friendly enough so I engaged, "Do you come here often?" We talked about his love for trains, which is why he likes his seat at Zeitgeist, it reminds him of being on a train. We also discussed how more and more people like ourselves are moving into the cities all over the world. Paul was pleased to find out he wasn't the only one noticing that because in his home country of Zimbabwe he picked up on the same pattern - he was really in to patterns. He's a writer and observer who seemed to have a pretty good idea about the culture in Seattle with having only been here for five months... slow down Paul. "These people are all the same," Paul said. You're right Paul, we're all sinners in need of a Savior. Let's talk over coffee again soon, but this time I'll bring my husband. :)

-Christy

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