The Three Pines Family
It was ten past six. Three Pines had just closed for the day, and I was drying dishes and putting away the rest of the pastries listening to the quiet and familiar murmuring of Meg and Nick. Sometimes it was who was going to make the almond milk that night, sometimes it was a customer that returned an empty cup with a compliment on the coffee, and sometimes it was just what sounded good for dinner… Last night, I turned around and saw them talking, tired and happy in each other’s arms. I had to be sneaky and capture the moment.
And it was at that moment when I realized that despite how much I’ve learned about coffee from Nick and budgeting and marketing from Meg, the most that I have learned from them this year is perhaps not from what they have actually set out to teach me…but from how they have worked, how they have lived, and how they have loved.
I don’t know if I will start some type of business on my own one day. I don’t know if that’s on my list of goals. But I hope with all of my heart that I can find the companionship that these two find in each other and to surround myself with people who care about the things they do and the people they choose to be with.