i mean, really. i know it's not for everyone, but coffee just sets the mood for me. the aroma that fills my house while brewing, the bitter smoothness of it. whether i'm sitting down to knit, write, or read, my favorite accompaniment (aside from music) is COFFEE.
some artists even use it as a painting medium.
enter here that *heartbreak* i talked about last week: i've chosen to stop drinking it.
i won't go into detail, but it is no longer productive for my brain, my nervous system, or my chi (says knowledgeable acupuncturist).
at first i was sad.
then in denial.
then i relapsed...several times.
and then i was sad again.
i mean, what, i'm just supposed to drink tea? tea? tea's for when you have a runny nose and a cough. and it isn't even the caffeine. i can take or leave caffeine and usually leave it. it's the taste of coffee i love so much. it reminds me of winter days, and fireplaces, and cozy nooks, and total indulgence.
BUT i'm happy to report all is not lost! because apparently there are several wonderful coffee alternatives, called herbal coffees, made from barley and nuts and seeds and chicory and herbs and i know you probably don't believe me, but I SWEAR it tastes like coffee!!
so all is right in my world again.
how about you? what's your writing drink of choice?
thursday's children is a blog hop where writers share what inspires them.
want to join along? here's the linky:
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