Regardless of my social ineptitude and longing for human connection, it was a delicious (and vegan) brunch at one of my favorite places. I woke up a little sad yesterday and that sadness followed me all morning and into the afternoon. Sometimes eating a roasted apple crepe with peanut butter and drinking a sunburnt white Russian on a sunshiny day does not negate whatever emotion nags in your heart. The sadness waned though in the afternoon, thanks to a massage, some quiet time with a book at a coffee shop, and a dinner out with my parents and brother. A bipolar birthday for sure.
8 thoughts on “Birthday Brunch”
your words make me think it would be nice if these places had another option;
so that when we ask for a ‘table for one’ the person could say ‘you can sit alone if you prefer, or we have a ‘onesies table’ you can join;
so then those who come alone, for whatever reason, could sit at a larger table with others on their own, and just chat as they eat ;
even a smile and a friendly word about the weather or our favourite food choices would change the onesies lives for the better; and people of all ages have then the opportunity to come together, easily 🙂
I think that is a brilliant idea 🙂
Belated birthday wishes! I’m sorry about the sadness, but I’m glad the day ended on a better note. May the coming year bring peace and joy in greater measure!
Happy belated birthday! eating alone can feel lonely but only in your mind, if you let it
Happy Birthday! A sad but beautiful poem. I’m always sad on my birthdays, I don’t know why. Maybe it’s just that feeling that life is such a fleeting thing and you can never get a hold on it. Not that I’m afraid of dying, it’s more the realisation that everything and everyone you know could be gone next minute and all you’re left with is a hole in your being. Sorry if I’m making you sad, didn’t mean to. I hope you’re feeling well.
Vilina – sorry I just saw this comment. I haven’t posted very much in the last few months. Thank you so much and it doesn’t make me sad at all. I understand what you mean. I also feel similarly around the holidays. Lately I don’t have the same giddy feeling like I used to, but rather become very introspective and desperately nostalgic. I hope you’re well too!