a good mantra

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I’ve said it before, and I say it again this morning.

The key to coffee isn’t in the making of it, it is in the drinking of it.

When you make coffee early in the morning, and wonder why later in the morning you’re still groggy and unmotivated, it’s a good thing to check to see if that coffee pot downstairs isn’t in fact still full.

Of course you can’t drink the coffee unless you first do make the coffee. But that goes without saying. The key to it all is in the drinking of it.

2 Responses to “a good mantra”

  1. Bruce Bishop Says:

    LOL… so Patrick, is this a confession? You made the coffee and forgot to drink it? Wow.. isn’t there a patch or something that you could slap on, giving yourself enough caffiene to REMEMBER TO DRINK YOUR COFFEE? This just cracks me up! (Obviously).

    Or am i missing some deep theological analogy, and therefore looking like a silly fool?

    See ya around! (If you remember to open your eyes. “The key to seeing isn’t in the having of eyes, but in the opening of them.” (Damn, now I DID make it seem like a spiritual analogy.)

    Bruce

  2. Patrick Says:

    Bruce,
    Two days in a row, as a matter of fact. And periodically for a long while. The first time is an accident. I think the second and third and tenth become spiritual lessons of some sort, though like with the parables I’ll leave the details to be worked out by each reader.

    What’s funny is my thought process through it all. “I’m groggy, I’ll go make some coffee.” A few hours later, “I’m still groggy, wonder why the coffee didn’t help.” A half hour later when I walk into the kitchen, “Oh, the coffee pot is still full.”

    By that time the coffee is cold, and not good for drinking without a burst of microwaves. (which might be another interesting addition to a potential analogy).

    I also tend to like vague stories that have some sort of theological meaning, though I’m often too lazy to work out exactly what that meaning is. Both the seeing theology in everything and being unwilling to work it out is likely a consequence of my seminary training.

    As a suggestion, however, for good fun, interpret this story not just as an analogy but as a allegory.