An Act of Defiance

I just brewed my morning Chemex and I'm about to enjoy my first cup of the day.  If Keurig has been successful at anything, it is that simple act of brewing coffee for yourself is so tedious.  But the nasty brown liquid that vomits out of one of those machines represents self-loss.  

Here's my morning:  It's quiet, I can see the sun peeking up, I'm beginning to stretch my body and mind.  My phone is off.  I'm "meditating" on the tasks I know are coming at me today.  In the next four minutes I focus on brewing this Chemex in front of me.  The day I'm about to start is hopeful with all kinds of possibilities.  The coffee is good.