I am walking back into the Trader Joe’s parking lot. I have been out for a walk on my lunch break. It was a nice break. I hold in my hands a 20 oz. bottle of Diet Coke and for once it isn’t mine. I bought this tasty beverage for one of my favorite people at Trader Joe’s….Andrew Chen. Andrew is awesome. It is kind of hard to explain but I am always happy to see him and I usually yell out his name when I do. He always takes time to talk with me. Even if he is complaining about his job….I love talking with him. He is excited about the Diet Coke. He works hard…and a little refreshment is always welcomed. Today he is working mostly in the parking lot, rounding up carts…..and dodging shady drivers. He smiles and tells me about his sister’s house and moving…then we talk about how much we disliked some of our old bosses. He has this amazing laughter. It gets me laughing every time he cracks up. It’s like it is contagious….infectious. I am so happy to have ever known Andrew Chen.
Tonight’s painting was an oddball. I kind of had a little bit of painter’s block for a few hours. That happens so rarely to me. But when it does it is awful. The molecule in the bottom right corner is caffeine. That is really the only connection to today’s gift. I guess the birds are the color of Diet Coke…lol. There’s that laughter again. Take care.