Coffee Log, Day 37


Coffee: Cafe Pajaro, Extra Dark, Trader Joe’s Brand

I check email obsessively. Wake up, get dressed, open the curtains and dissolve into the white-hot smartphone. With job and graduate school applications, I’ve been obsessing even more, but even when I’m not expecting anything checking email starts my day – often ends it too.

Back when snail mail was the choice communique, I’m sure people were no less obsessive. If anything, a letter – written or typed – has substance the way a blip of data doesn’t. Walk your lawn to open that red mailbox on the curb. Wave at your neighbors.

I like being talked to, reached for, given good or bad news. It’s heartening even when it’s sober. Two tiny boats sending bottles across the sea. I have to wonder, though, what it would feel like if the obsession wasn’t there.

Currently Reading:
Tar Baby, Toni Morrison

Fund the Coffee Log 🙂  

“I’ll write to you. A super-long letter, like in an old-fashioned novel.” – Haruki Murakami, After Dark


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