2005-07-23 - 5:19 p.m.
..a third place...
I recently watched an interview with Nora Ephron - the producer of Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle, and You've Got Mail. She introduced me to the concept of "The 3rd Place." Apart from work, and home, everyone needs to have a third place in their life. A place where they can separate themselves from both work and home. Ephron went on to praise Starbucks for so creatively grabbing the niche of 3rd Place in so many people's lives in the late 90s.
Sadly, I don't have a place like that here..There is a Theater Cafe about a 15 minute walk from here, but it is just a little out of range to be a regular spot for me.
Today I discovered that the old Peruvian restaurant down the street has folded..and been replaced by a REAL coffee shop. One with REAL cups. There is hope. I just PRAY that they know how to make REAL coffee to put inside those cups. I went inside to chat with the owners this afternoon during my walk about town, and they seemed really pleasant. Not to put too much expectation on this little corner shop, but I have GREAT hopes.
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