Meet Lindsay – Live and Let Live
As soon as we walked in, we were greeted by the aroma of freshly brewed coffee, the sights and sounds of an open kitchen, and 80’s music playing over the speakers. A friendly gal behind the counter said, “Go ahead and find a seat I’ll be right with you.” And that’s how we met Lindsay.
After she poured us a huge, HUGE mug of coffee, we got to chatting and found out that Lindsay was born and raised in Truro, has a 13 year old daughter, and is a cancer survivor. “Where did you draw your inspiration from?” we asked. “My dad…he passed from cancer and I felt like I had to fight for him and for my daughter.” We noticed a vibrant tattoo on her upper arm and inquired on the meaning behind it. Rubbing her arm softly she recalled, “My best friend was a musician, he passed now, but he had written a lullaby for my daughter when she was born and this is it.” It was easy for us to see how much it means to her.
Lindsay, a self-confessed ‘neat freak’, straightened up salt and pepper shakers while we talked. “I love good food, good people, and good coffee,” she laughed. “And I love meeting people. I think that’s why I love my job so much.” We couldn’t help but notice the music playing when we walked in the front door, so we had to ask, “Do you enjoy music?” She quickly replied, “Oh yes, I love it!” She leaned in and lowered her voice to a whisper, “You know what? After hours we play old 90’s hip hop and dance around while cleaning up!” We joined in her giggles.
We felt comfortable asking Lindsay one of our quirkier questions, the one about favourite superheroes. She didn’t even have to think about her answer. “Batman! Because he’s just a man in a suit who knows how to do things.” She also loves mysteries which all started with watching Scooby-Doo cartoons. “I went to HalCon dressed up as Velma this year. I found one Shaggy who I just HAD to take my picture with,” she laughed.
Well Lindsay, you certainly left an impression on us. Thanks for just being you and for sharing your time. Your free-spirited, ‘live and let live’ attitude reminds us to seize each moment, take chances, cherish memories, and live with a grateful heart.