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Sunday, March 4, 2012

Love Story in Burlington, VT ...


It started the morning I decided to visit Muddy Waters (Coffee House) in Burlington, Vermont. I was told by the locals that if I was looking for a quiet place to write and enjoy a good cup of java, this was the place.

I entered into a few different level rooms containing booths, cozy benches and chairs. After ordering an Iced Machiatto, I settled into a nice corner bench adjacent to a bookshelf. It was quiet, the perfect seat to get some reading done.

My reason for spending a quiet morning here was to work through a few more chapters in The Artist's Way. (Julia Cameron's ~ Guide to Inspire Artists).

Upon looking around, I noticed that there was a small, rolled up piece of paper tucked away in the brick wall behind me. At first, I was not sure whether to take it out and read it, or not. Perhaps I have seen too many "Candid - Punked" like shows, and someone was watching my every move. Pushing these paranoid thoughts aside, I reached over, read it and I was elated that I did.

The note was written in someone else's handwriting ...

LOVE IS BOLD, LOVE IS BRAZEN
FIND LOVE
HAVE LOVE 
BE IN LOVE

Finding this note, was like finding buried treasure for me. I left Muddy Waters that day, feeling that the universe was speaking to me ... in a special way.

What have you come across lately that has made you feel this way?

16 comments:

  1. OMG Kristine! This is EXACTLY what I wanted to read today. I've been encouraging people to do this sort of thing, leave Random Acts of Art (which can be anything encouraging) for people to find in public places. We're doing a blog hop on Wednesdays where people post photos of what they made and where they left it. Last week we had people participating from Norway to New Zealand. Come over to my blog and see some of the photos. And join us next Wednesday. xo Susan http://www.oolalatheartylife.com/3720/random-acts-of-art-wednesday/

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    1. Susan - Nice to have you visit LIVING IN THE MOMENT - I love the entire idea of Random Acts of Art in public places - We are on the same page - Loving your blog ...

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  2. Aww Kristine ... this is an incredible story which filled me with so many emotions! I've often wondered what it would be like to leave random notes with words of kindness on the memorial benches at the botanic garden where I work. There are 148 benches...this has inspired me to stop wondering and start doing it...love it! Susan....I'm going over to peak at your Blog!

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    1. Hi Alex - Yes - Just like the Nike commercial says - JUST DO - I was amazed to find something so personal, sticking out of a brick wall behind me in a cafe ... Loved it ... Someone else will love finding your gesture, as well ... That I know for sure! Tell me if you decide to go ahead with it, I would love to hear all about it ...

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  3. Hi Susan ~ I am SO glad this post resonated with you ~ I would be happy to join in - Please let me know what I need to do ... Or you mentioned that you may link my post?
    ~Kristine
    oxoxoxox

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  4. That is so amazing! What a wonderful thing to do - leave a note for a stranger to find it and brighten someone's day! Wonderful!!! :)

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    1. Sonja - You think the same way I do ... I knew you would love this story!

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  5. Kristine, I am awarding you the Liebster Blog Award! Go to my blog, pick it up, and pass it forward. Let's have fun! :) By the way, I am not that good with the tech stuff, so I hope you will be able to copy image at least,lol!

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    1. Thank you SO much, Sonja - I need to go and get it and post it here - I am honored and overwhelmed to receive this from you - Thanks for being such an awesome friend!

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  6. Lovely adventure for yu! I am still smiling at the the name of the Cafe' in VT....love Muddy Waters, his story&music. The tiny note suits the Cafe's name. Hmmmmmm how about that! ♥Debi

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    1. Debi - My husband went to Burlington VT on a business trip, I tagged along - During the days I was able to visit the downtown shopping areas, at night we would dine together - Great town - Full of energy and obviously, full of surprises!

      Yes, I agree MUDDY WATERS was perfect for this wonderful place to get away for a few hours ... Loved it!

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  7. Thanks, Sonja ~ I knew you would appreciate this story!

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  8. Here is another one! Visit my blog and let's have some fun! You have been nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award! :)xoxoxo!

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    1. Oooooh, Another Award - Now, I really need to figure this out so I can post them on my blog - You are simply the best !!! oxoxoxoxoxox

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  9. Loved reading about your adventure and the serendipitous "twist" at the end! Been thinking about you lately...have you felt it? :D

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    1. So great to hear from you, Cookie ... Sorry for the silence, I am back to work full-time now and I am still adapting to fitting everything into the daily routine once again ... So glad you liked my adventure ... So glad you visited here at Living in the Moment ... So nice to know I have been in someone's thoughts ... Means so much ... Love & Light
      oxoxoxoxx

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