Photo: At the Coffee Shop (Kinda)

A coffee cup in the foreground on a wood slat table. In the background, a tree-linked intersection with one car passing through.

Today we sat down at Uptown Espresso at an outdoor table. We haven’t sat at a coffee shop since… February? Five customers were in line inside, six feet apart, masks on.

It wasn’t the old normal, but still, it felt luxurious.