Ben Cake, the artful pause and the profound choice of responding vs. reacting.

I was sitting on a stool, my elbows pressed against the bar top, existing behind my navy blue ball cap hovering just above my eyes.

As an introvert that is desperately shy, I’ve found ball caps and sunglasses keep me safe in conversations with new faces. For me, they’re not all that dissimilar to a thunder jacket for a dog.