It’s been a slow return . . .
I went on winter break in 2020 and things just sort of spiraled from there. I kept meaning to come back and it wasn’t happening . . . I announced my return in January 2022 and it’s been much more difficult to get back into the groove. It seems that the never-ending stream of global events, along with other changes in my own life, keep taking me in every direction, all at once.
In all of this, however, it just dawned on me: I have remained a coffee-drinker, and remained comforted by coffee. It’s interesting how that happens–how certain sounds, smells, tastes, sights, provide continuous positive emotions. While my tastes and preferences have changed over time–I was an avid iced coffee drinker and now can’t fathom how I drank coffee cold–but the comfort is there, still there, and for that I am grateful.