Proximity Cafe opens at the end of the month at 1450 East High Street, in Pottstown, Pennsylvania. The coffee shop is in the old Harleysville Bank Building, across the street from Auto Zone and the Dairy Queen. There is a drive through that will open at 5:00 a.m., and the main doors will open at 6:00 a.m, for real coffee. The kind where they grind the beans, and make it hot and fresh.
There will be an internet bar, and a community room for the community. Free, you just have to buy coffee. There is a stage in the corner, for music on Friday and Saturday nights. Open until 11:00 p.m. On the walls will be art from local artists. The floors should be in by now. There will be leather chairs to sit in. It will be a nice place to meet friends or to sit quietly by yourself.
For the opening they will feature one local artist. A local writer and painter who talks a lot about being brave. She likes to say,”Be brave and let people see your art.”
Be brave and let people see your art. [ Would you like to tweet that? tweet tweet]
The local writer and artist met the owners last month; Tim Boal, an author and Neal Benetrenz, a business man. They asked her, “Would you like to display your paintings in our coffee shop?”
She said, “Sure.”
Now she has to paint them. She has to be brave. “Maybe people won’t like them? Maybe people will like them?”
When someone asked her, “Hey, when are you going to have a show?”
She would say, “Soon, someday. Maybe next year.”
She has said, “Soon,” for over thirty years.
Soon is not as good as now.
― Seth Godin, Poke the Box: When Was the Last Time You Did Something for the First Time?
Her friend Heidi, prayed for her to be brave and to show her art to the world. Then her friend Heidi died from Breast Cancer on September 30th, 2013. It was the last prayer Heidi prayed for her. They hugged and cried together. Heidi is hugging Jesus now in heaven.
Soon has become now. [ tweet tweet]
The canvas is ready for paint. And the local artist will show her art to the world. Big, bright, colorful cats and sardines.
Will you be brave and let people see your art?
Please tell me in the comments. I would love to chat.
p.s. Did you figure out who the local artist is?