I was out walking along Main Street, as I try to do most days, usually for the exercise and sometimes to buy a few things I need. Main Street has quite a few stores within the several blocks I walk. Several banks, and a Post Office are in the area also which it makes it convenient. Of course a coffee shop or two just happen to be located on Main Street also,which I have been known to frequent on more than one occasion.
As I was walking along deciding where to go next, suddenly a flash of lightning followed by a great noise of thunder struck, making me jump! I decided to duck into the library as it was the closest building at hand. More than a few people had the same idea it seemed as the library was crowded. Of course I did not have an umbrella with me at the time, so I decided to stay for a while. I found an empty chair at one of the long tables and draped my jacket over the back. The library was one of my favorite places so I decided I would pick out a few books and peruse them while I waited for the storm to abate.
I hadn’t planned on getting any more books because I had several at home waiting to be read. It did not take me long to find books by a few authors I enjoy and before long I was deep into the first book I had picked up. When I really get into a book I sometimes lose all track of time. So I did not realize how late it was until the lights flickered and a voice announced that the library would be closing soon. Sure enough it was closing time and a line formed at the take out counter.
As I stood in line, I debated whether I should get any more books at this time. I decided to take the book and check it out since it was so very interesting to me. When I left the library with my book in tow, it was still drizzling but the book was nestled in a plastic bag I brought with me; so I decided to go into the coffee shop which was right next to the library. Maybe the rain would completely stop before I left.
I did manage to finish my latte and also a biscotti before I left the coffee shop and sure enough the rain had stopped! After my experience first with the storm, then the library and lastly a delicious latte with a pastry, I could not have planned such a pleasant day if I tried!