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Monday, October 21, 2013

Like an Old Boyfriend

A Different Vision, 2012

After weeks without, I drank my once familiar cappuccino. It looked beautiful and tasted delicious, but I had changed.

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  1. I tried a similar experiment a few years ago (oddly, my taste changed from cappuccinos to lattes). I also tried to do without over winter, and realized that a daily latte was the only non-prescription solution for my seasonal affective disorder. That first post-break cup in February was heavenly.

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    1. Mine wasn't as heavenly as I imagined it would be. I'm honestly not sure how I feel about the whole thing.

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  2. Who had you left the cappuccino for? Did they (it) not work out?

    xo J

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    1. It was the best sort of break up. I didn't leave for anything else, just for me. I guess my return was simply to see how it would feel to return.

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  3. I recently started drinking coffee regularly, I have given up the habit for about 4 years. At the beginning it was strange, but after a while, it felt good. The only difference is that now I only drink decaf. Well, that's something I guess. Also, I feel like I can stop drinking coffee at any time, which I couldn't before.
    I don't know why you stopped, but perhaps the fact that you weren't enthusiastic about your cappuccino, is a sign that you shouldn't be drinking it anymore.

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    1. I stopped because I felt that I couldn't stop at any time and didn't like something having control over me. You make a good point, perhaps my cappuccino days are over.

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  4. Rachael stole my comment - and then the blog ate my comment :) Hopefully you don't end up with a double here....

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  5. In the end even taste is a matter of habit. Isn't that funny? I am trying to cut sugar out. I still need my coffee. It's a matter of psychological comfort I know. But I have to take one 'habit' away at a time. The thing is Denise what are we going to replace all these with?What will comfort us now?

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    1. It seems taste can be a habit. I don't think I like this discovery. It leaves me questioning many things. Comfort? Hmm. I have some awesome Pippin apples at the moment, and three fat Hachiya persimmons ripening. I still have cheese. And the landscape. Love. Poetry.

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  6. good for you, Denise! Isn't it a great feeling when you make a change, it takes hold, and you have the distance to recognize it?

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    1. It is kind of great, but it also leaves me asking, what was I doing all of those years?

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  7. how well i know this feeling.

    thank you for visiting my site :)

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  8. Yes. So beautifully put. Have a similar old sweetheart, Sugar.

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    1. I just added brown sugar to my oatmeal. I wonder if I could like it without.

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  9. Ahh...will you return to your daily dose?

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    1. Not a chance. I had a latte yesterday and too much heart racing. Fitful sleep as well. It's amazing how quickly our bodies change.

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  10. Changes can be so good. A new view!

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    1. True, even if they aren't so easy at first...

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  11. I have cut sugar and have my coffee without it now.

    I can't drink coffe after 4pm or else I will not sleep, so at night time I make myself a cup of hot cocoa (milk and cocoa powder, without sugar) and add a bit of cinnamon to give it that comfort-taste I need (...I think I need)

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    1. Along similar lines, sometimes I drink steamed almond milk.

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  12. We have a saying down here in the South, "change or die" which is very true and it is wise to know when the time is right.

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    1. That is serious business. Luckily I'm too curious not to make a change or two every so often.

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