The small Starbucks a couple of miles from home was open today. So we went and had some oatmeal and spinach croissants. A family met there for breakfast at the table just to my right. A mom and two daughters and two sons (all high school or college age) talked about their gifts and loved-ones miles away.
There were some older folks in the corner (well-heeled) who chatted excitedly before leaving (presumably to attend a family gathering). It was for the most part a quiet morning and while dull gray and chilly, pleasant nevertheless.