Awakening the Senses with Coffee

IMG_2331A good cup of coffee is an awakening. It stimulates the senses and soothes the soul.

I sit here this morning by my window in Kihei, Maui and feel the cool breeze drifting through the window.  A stark contrast to the brisk air is my piping hot cup of coffee. 

I enjoy opposing sensations in conjunction with each other – a cool fan blowing on my face at night while the rest of my body is snug and warm under the covers; sweet sliced pear atop the savory and spicy bulgogi tacos at my favorite restaurant, Monkeypod Kitchen; and of course warm coffee with a cool breeze blowing in.

All my life, I’ve been a story of opposites from two completely different lifestyles living separate lives with each of my divorced parents (who were a stark contrast from one another), or growing up with best friends who were polar opposites of each other as well with me being a balance between them.  Perhaps this is why I have an ability to see and analyze and understand both sides of an issue, or why I have a sort of talent for balancing opposing spices in the same dish.   Whatever the cause, I’m happy I am who I am.

As I sit drinking my coffee and enjoying my life, I couldn’t be happier.