Where Good Memories Are Made : Oh Fair New Mexico

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by Karen Fayeth

Where Good Memories Are Made

by at 3:47am

June 18, 2015    2 Comments

This is where I ate my lunch yesterday:



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A velvety red couch by the beautiful Douro River in Porto, Portugal.

Wednesday was a beautifully clear warm June day. I sat on the pleasantly comfortable couch with two other people who are counterparts from another company. Two people I genuinely like.

We sat together companionably and talked and laughed and told stories. We couldn’t believe our good fortune that the couch seating was open on such a gorgeous day.

Inevitably, time passed and it was time to go back inside the Alfândega Congress Centre, a historic former customs house, and go back to work.

Deep in very businessy conversations inside the cool stone structure, I couldn’t stop my mind from wandering back to that place. That seat. That sun. That perfect moment. A delicious lunch with good and decent people on an oddly but fortuitously placed couch by the Douro river. In Portugal.

On the next break I wandered downstairs and back outside. After taking a photo of that now empty red couch by the river, I went down a few granite stairs and sat closer to the water. Small wakes from passing boats gently lapped the bottom step.

Then I started thinking. Lovely thoughts on a lovely day. A workday, no less! What a lovely city in a lovely country. Just that easy. Just that difficult.

And that, my friends, is how a good memory is made.




Comments

2 Responses to “Where Good Memories Are Made”

  1. Scott says:

    And what to do, dear cuz, when you see how “the other half” lives (the other half of YOU that is) :) glad you got a great new memory!

    • Karen Fayeth says:

      It was one of those moments where you don’t know it’s a moment until later. Then you want so hard to get right back to that moment. Was very awesome and will live in my memory for a long time.