Life is somewhat like Coffee.. you got to acquire a taste for it !
And you have to work mighty hard in brewing up a perfect mug..much like life again. Not my cup of
tea coffee.. you may say.. this humungous fuss over a cuppa. So we settle for the quick to make, easy to use, one minute Nescafe. But does it come anywhere close to that one, arduously conjured up by Grandma? Never! Whoever said Life was easy. Ever tried roasting the ‘bean truths’ of life and assimilating them into your routine ? Never.. again!
And the comparison doesnt end there. Once you have acquired the distinct, indescribable,redoubtable flavor, it turns addictive ! Now there is no way you are going to relinquish that 9am 11am 4pm break!
Some of us dont take to it (coffee) at all or rather late..when the diagnosis and dietician strictly warn you against it. Life you see has run out..when we’d just about learnt to revel in the unmatched gifts exclusively meant for our joy, bliss delight, sheer happiness!
Now a forward ( courtesy Krishna Baru of Illinois, a regular commenter on the OP Nayyar post) that makes for a perfect denouement:
A group of alumni, highly established in their careers, got together to
visit their old university professor.
Conversation soon turned into complaints about stress in work and life.
Offering his guests coffee, the professor went to the kitchen and returned
with a large pot of coffee and an assortment of cups porcelain, plastic,
glass, crystal, some plain looking, some expensive, some exquisite –
telling them to help themselves to hot coffee.
When all the students had a cup of coffee in hand, the professor said: ‘If
you noticed, all the nice looking expensive cups were taken up, leaving
behind the plain and cheap ones. While it is but normal for you to want
only the best for yourselves, that is the source of your problems and
stress. What all of you really wanted was coffee, not the cup, but you
consciously went for the best cups and were eyeing each other’s cups.
Now if life is coffee, then the jobs, money and position in society are the
cups. They are just tools to hold and contain Life, but the quality of Life
doesn’t change. Sometimes, by concentrating only on the cup, we fail to
enjoy the coffee in it.’
How about some coffee..for the soul 🙂