Saturday, December 26, 2009

A Caffeinated Thought for the Day

Observation: Machinery to be operated first thing in the morning, by people of foul temper, jonesing for their first fix; these appariti need to be less complex and have no sharp edges.

"Cheerfulness removes the rust from the mind, lubricates our inward machinery, and enables us to do our work with fewer creaks and groans. If people were universally cheerful, there wouldn't be half the quarreling or a tenth of the wickedness." -- said by a non-coffee drinker right before being ground into the floor by those in the early morning queue at Starbucks.

"A person with so-called character is often a simple piece of mechanism with a single point of view for the extremely complicated relationships of life." -- August Strindberg

"Enough with the philosophical talk, can I get a friggin' cup of coffee!" -- inspiration for today's post from an old friend, early in the morning

1 comment:

Carolyn said...

I vote for the coffee pot, plain and simple. Maybe the old fashioned kind where you scoop up the coffee and throw it in the pot over the camp fire. Then you have to be careful of the grounds when you get to the bottom of your cup. Your machines look like Jules Vern goes coffee, or industrial deco space ships. Makes you wonder what all the dials do.
Oh well. I'm drinking the bitter grinds as I ponder my day.