Coffee as a Motif
Coffee is definitely a motif, especially iced coffee. I was absolutely delighted to discover that it is actually highly beneficial for my bloodtype. I was always cadging it as a kid, and now I know why. I find it hard to write or edit without a glass of iced coffee nearby. I’ve been reading Dr. Peter J. D’Adamo’s, Eat Right 4 Your Type: Individualized, and marveling at the natural intuition of children. I hated red meat as a kid. Just the smell of it cooking used to make me gag. It was the scourge of my every meal growing up and there were pitched battles at our house over my refusal to eat it. And all these years later it has proven to be toxic for my blood type! As an adult I have learned to enjoy a couple of meat dishes every once in awhile.
But, back to coffee. It is my ultimate flavor. I was the weird little kid who liked coffee! Coffee syrup, coffee liquor, coffee iced cream … coffee anything! Its scent connects me to my Mom, who drank it hot all day long, in all seasons. And to my favorite artsy Uncle, who drank it iced all day long, in all seasons. It’s present at all my major events and reminds me of long conversations, and writing, editing and stitching. It’s the liquid glue of my life. And it’s good for me!