There’s an established routine after morning gym sessions. I cross the road to the local Woollies, pick up a regular cappuccino from the barista as a kick-start to a chaotic day of work and twinions
It’s only $3 for a regular size and I always look forward to getting my 10th for free.
I get my caffeine fix, albeit an average one.
With the other café up the road, there’s always a shit fight just finding a park then a guaranteed 15 minute wait for your order…to be taken.
But if I could take coffee to heaven, it would be theirs.
After her nasty fall, I went to visit my Ma last weekend. Seeing the big, raw stitches on her chin, nestled under her swollen lips was not only confronting but also a stark reminder that despite her infallible strength and tenacity, my 80 year old Ma was yes, mortal too.
After spending 12 hours in the hospital and getting stitches, my mum was still up at the crack of dawn the next day at her happy place – in the kitchen.
She was busily preparing for lunch guests who were due in a few hours. No, a bunged up chin does not stop this woman.
While I would have usually taken the opportunity to argue with her that she needed to slow the duck down and rest, this time I knew it would be wasted breath.
Life’s too short to constantly row with your mother.
Let her do her thing; relish in watching her being happy doing it.
I went back to Sydney and Monday morning after going to the gym, I made a big decision: no more bad coffee.
Life’s too short.
And unfortunately, I can’t take coffee to the after-life.
Despite the trouble it takes to grab a cup, it’s here to be enjoyed now.
Kinda like the relationship with my mother.
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