Sunday October 26 2014

Love Delivery (October 26 2014)[i]

Waking up at 11 a.m.

Honey Crunch n Oats with Strawberries, Pumpkin Seed Meal, and Almond Milk.

All day shift at China Wok.

One of my first deliveries of the day is to Hilltop Community Church off First Colonial Road. A buff white guy, bald as an eraser head, comes out, total Stone Cold Steve Austin look-alike. I recognize him from run-ins at the restaurant and other places around town. He's your typical youth leader type with a lot of "cool" attempted in his vernacular, overly welcoming, and personable. Part of you wants to runaway but another part of you wants to just give him a big bear hug. Very talkative he is. Come to find out an old guitarist that used to play in his praise band I actually know, Nick Docherty. Nick used to go to my old church and we're mutual friends of other friends. The Steve Austin preacher gets excited when he finds this out and calls our meeting "divine". He asks to pray for me before I leave. My car's still running and of course I'm in a hurry but I don't decline. As he's praying he uses the word eclectic to describe me and asks the Holy Spirit to guide me. After I leave I reflect. Whenever somebody has prayed over me before it's always such a peaceful and comforting feeling. I noticed as soon as he said "Holy Spirit" something hit me like a heavy bag of emotional bricks. I've experienced this feeling in non-religious scenarios as well, like through music, movies, real-life interactions with others, etc. I always struggle to differentiate between meditative states of being and spiritual/religious states of being. But maybe they're the same – maybe it all comes from the same place.

Honey Crisp Apple.

Ana made special brownies using dates and almond meal as a base. She delivers a single one to me in a brown paper bag with the words, "Love Delivery" drawn on.

Tuna Salad Sandwich with Tomato. Olive Oil Potato Chips. Honey Green Tea.

When expediting an order at the counter Ling stops me to write "Orange" on the orange chicken so the customer can know the difference between Gen Tso's and orange chicken. I assure Ling this isn't necessary. But he tells me, "If everybody smart then no problem," insinuating that not all customers are smart enough to know the difference, which I know very well is true.

I get the chance to indulge in Ana's brownie and it's utterly divine.

Off work and back home from a long day's work.

Lentils, Broccoli, and Rice.

Watching Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present (2012).


Sleep 3:30 a.m.

[i] Image by me.

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