I have been getting somewhat homesick lately. I am not sure why or how it happened, I just recently have been feeling so isolated from the rest of the world. Paris is great, but sometimes I feel like the artist indie scene is so well hidden that I only see glimpses of it from time to time. And when I do see it, it usually appears in some of the newest cafes. Like Cafe Lomi. New agenda: incorporate these cafes into my weekly routine. If not, my soul wilts away.
In any case, it will be refreshing to return to Chicago, see all my wonderful friends, and refill my indie-vibe quota for the semester. Paris has a hipster scene, but its done in such a traditionally pretentious way (because they wrote the book on liking nothing) that it does not have the same freshness as it does elsewhere. I am looking forward to spending time again in a place where people buy 'vintage' to save money, not because the label is trendy.
My horoscope for this week says I need to spend time revitalizing my physical and mental well-being. My solution: come to Cafe Lomi, at the expense of spreading my disease to others. Afterall, one must listen to their horoscope. Its always right.