Tuesday, January 27, 2009
I love coffee
I love coffee shops—a great source of enticing pastries, plus food for thought.
Last week, I sat behind a young man who was clicking away on his laptop. Across the aisle, two young women chatted, until the young man looked over and caught their attention.
"I'm a writer," he said, without being asked.
"What are you writing?"
"A screenplay. It's almost done, then I'm going to send it to Will Smith."
"How did you decide to be a writer, anyway?" asked one of the women.
The young man sat up straighter and stared out the window, a reflective posture. "You don't choose to be a writer; it chooses you."
Words of wisdom? Or a pick-up line?