Wednesday, April 27, 2016


I'm working on a new project. That diner was my conference room yesterday. My collaborator and I sat for three hours, planning and brainstorming.

I arrived early and just watched the people around me, one of my favorite things to do in the city. The man in the green shirt at the far table seemed intoxicated by the woman beside him. He kept nuzzling her face and ruffling her hair and saying, "Doesn't Mommy's new haircut look great, kids?"

My project has a short deadline, so I'm going to be underground for the next two months, though I'm sure I'll pop up here. I'm just happy to have work.

Thinking about work makes me remember something my son said a while back. "When I was younger, I wasn't that concerned about money. I just wanted to do a job that was interesting to me, that made me happy."

"And paid the bills," I added.

"Well, that's just thing thing," he said. "I didn't realize how happy paying the bills would make me."


  1. What a beautiful thing when the work that makes you happy can pay the bills. I hope you enjoy this new project with all of your heart! And anytime you want to do little pieces here like this one with a window on your world and your take on it, I will be thrilled! "Doesn't Mommy's new haircut look great, kids?" I love this. As if I had been there for a moment.

  2. That last line made me smile.

  3. Good luck and hope you have fun with the project! Very cool shot in the diner. And your son is so right.