Mass At A Coffee Shop

“You are growing into consciousness, and my wish for you is that you feel no need to constrict yourself to make other people comfortable.” ― Ta-Nehisi Coates At midday the chic neighborhood coffee shop was overflowing with people. The last time that I had been in there were only a handful of people who had ventured in alone to work on their laptops, but this time there were families with multiple children squeezed into every table. There were echoes of screams over not wanting to sit in high chairs and silverware was repeatedly thrust at the ground. At some point I overheard two moms making tentative plans that neither were intent on seeing through. Nearly every conversation was interrupte

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