through the eyes of the original Starbucks mermaid logo.
A virgin coffee drinker, deeply ensconced in my Scottish/Canadian tea drinking roots,
I was lured to your domain by my summer camp gang from Seattle.
The friendly Greyhound bus transported me from Vancouver, B. C. to your home.
The bustle of people, colors in the market, fresh produce sampling and fish flying through the air
Caught my eye and captured my heart.
I have wandered your aisles, sampled your wares, and savored your goodness for these past 16 years.
With babes in arms, toddlers in tow and numerous visiting guests,
I have inhaled your fragrance and gazed upon your colorful beauty.
For continuing to entice this writer’s heart,
Delight my senses,
And nourish my soul.