26 September 2004
Excerpt from an e-mail to Daniel
Mmmmm. Tea. I know you're a coffee drinker in terms of becoming functional, and I agree with you that a lot of coffee is very good on simply that drug level. But give me a huge mug of English breakfast tea in the morning, thank you. It's a strange ritual, and a solitary one. To me coffee is a social beverage almost exclusively. I rarely make it just for myself, despite the beautiful black-and-chrome vaporatore that I was given for Christmas last year, which I truly cherish, and use religiously at Robin's. Coffee from the road, the only other places I drink tea in the mornings are my mother's and Samira's...and, on occasion, the Inn.