Questions and Coffee

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Rosie the cat

“Coffee is a lot more than just a drink; it’s something happening. Not as in hip, but like an event, a place to be, but not like a location, but like somewhere within yourself. It gives you time, but not actual hours or minutes, but a chance to be, like be yourself, and have a second cup”  ~  Gertrude Stein

“Coffee is a way of stealing time that should by rights belong to your older self.”  ~  Terry Pratchett

It slipped right by me, but now I know. The reason I chose quotes about coffee this morning is simply because the coffee ain’t workin’ as advertised. Who do you complain to about that? Maybe I need a Papal Red Bull? Hey, was that in bad taste? Sigh. There are so many questions in life. Some spiritual types say that it is all about questions, and not about answers. Some scientists say the same thing. Properly framing a question can spark the type of imagination and creativity that gets things done. Or creates new things. Just in passing I need to share with you the single questions that frames our president: WTF is wrong with that guy?! What is it anyway? What?! Yeh, I’ve perhaps been reading too much politics. The payoff is that all of this reading has given me the freedom to truly begin to feel the deep sadness born of the hatred and violence that is bubbling up in our nation. Bubbling up from where? I ain’t usin’ the swamp thing, k? Listen, I lived in Florida long enough to know what draining the swamp means. It means that you can then dredge up landfill with some big ol’ big boy Tonka front-end loaders and build really really big buildings on top. That’s what they did to build Mar a Lago. Not really. I made that up. I did some research. Mar a Lago was built back in the 1920s by the heir to the Post cereal company, which explain the flakes who party there now. But let’s move on from that. I must admit that my spirit is a tad low this morning. I know that the likely reason is that I was . . . ummmm, I worked all day yesterday. In retail. It’s a consciousness thing. My perhaps unwise acetic values are just a bit foreign to the consumer market. There is nothing wrong with the retail biz. It is just that I ain’t exactly geared for it. Although I do not even remotely believe that I live in a state of deprivation, I willingly admit that I deprive myself some really cool things on a daily basis. That is why I am considering a brief visit to and stay at the spa resort in Pagosa Springs. I’ve become a bit too couched – no, that’s not the right word – I’ve been inside the bubble reality that is Taos for much too long. Other than my visit to the Social Security office in Santa Fe, this time last year, I haven’t been out of this friggin bubble since my trip to Pensacola – what was it – four years ago? And that was because of a death in the family. Is this too personal for y’all? Hey, listen, my only point is that it is healthy to break routine once in a while. Perhaps I will go. Ya never know. Yeh, I need to sit down one of these days and crunch some numbers.

Peace out, y’all. Goof gloriously.

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