This morning, I just waited.
Without a book or any kind of reading material (not even a brochure).
It wasn't as bad as I always thought it was.
Sipping my peppermint mocha frappucino, I waited for the mall to open so I could replenish my vitamin stash.
I'd forgotten how fascinating it was to people watch. Or how peaceful it is to just sit still.
I watched a cute little girl with her mom and grandmother eat her belgian waffle and drink her iced tea. Then she spilled her water all over her pretty dress. Her mom was so cool and calm. No scolding. Just wiped her down and gave her her tea again. I wished Faith was with me.
I used to be uncomfortable with waiting by myself. I used books as my armor.
Maybe I'll deliberately forget to bring one sometimes.