Saturday, January 11, 2014

Journaling Prompt - Yes to Reclaiming Self-Care - Translation? Coffee!!

Journaling Prompt – Yes to Reclaiming Self-Care – Translation? Coffee!!

No, the title does not make sense. But then, neither does today.
It’s one of those days.
However, a friend from Facebook, Amarinda Jones wrote a blog about coffee which got me thinking.
(I know that is a dangerous thing.)
lady needs coffee 01102014  blog  Betty Lindley by Vassano Ltd 1914

(No, she is not a coffee drinker per se. I liked the picture. Please pretend she is holding a coffee cup.)
The picture is Betty Lindley by Vassano Ltd 1914
So, I looked up coffee (while avoiding doing what I was supposed to do). There are tons of listings for coffee. (No, I didn’t count. That would constitute work.)
Coffee, according to the listings, is popular and addictive. (Really?)
The addictive part is because of caffeine.
I tend to disagree.
 Yes, caffeine is undeniably addictive – meaning that when you have it and then don’t get it, the body wants it again.
However, coffee is addictive in another sort of way.
  1. Coffee is communal.  Nowadays, you drink coffee in preparation to go to work – community. You go to a coffee house to buy coffee and drink it in the companionship of other coffee drinkers – community. You drink coffee because you want to be able to interact with others (otherwise you would simply take a nap) – community. You talk about coffee with others – community. You purchase coffee from other lands or flavored with international inspiration – community.
  2. Coffee is comforting. It warms you inside and out – as you drink it, you are warmed as it goes down; as you hold it, it warms your hands and body. It smells good and pleases your senses even before you drink it.
  3. Finally, it is something that people like to blog about.

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