A Hot Day in Sri Lanka

 

 

 

 

boyszAir stopped moving, heat began to set in for the day, the slightest movement warped his energy, and the sun just began to throw itself all over midday Colombo, Sri Lanka. Beads of sweat rolled down his chest as he sat in a café and took hot tea to calm his body. Next door soot from city buses spread across the street, seeping into the café. The drivers jerked the buses back and forth to find the correct gear, finally, driving away with a full load of people, bags, and sacks stacked on top. Food stalls, always cheap next to public transport, seem to have more than enough characters to share a conversation. That is one thing he learned from his years on the road: a place a traveler can share conversations with strangers, and soon after, they become close friends.

“Tea friend?” the waiter solicited. He tried to balance himself, holding a tray of mutton and lentils in one hand, hot tea in the other, and money falling from the pocket of his firmly starched button up French cut collared shirt.


Air stopped moving, heat began to set in for the day, the slightest movement warped his energy, and the sun just began to throw itself all over midday Colombo, Sri Lanka. Beads of sweat rolled down his chest as he sat in a café and took hot tea to calm his body. Next door soot from city buses spread across the street, seeping into the café. The drivers jerked the buses back and forth to find the correct gear, finally, driving away with a full load of people, bags, and sacks stacked on top. Food stalls, always cheap next to public transport, seem to have more than enough characters to share a conversation. That is one thing he learned from his years on the road: a place a traveler can share conversations with strangers, and soon after, they become close friends.
“Tea friend?” the waiter solicited. He tried to balance himself, holding a tray of mutton and lentils in one hand, hot tea in the other, and money falling from the pocket of his firmly starched button up French cut collared shirt.
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