I love coffee unconditionally.
I enjoy everything about coffee. The smell. The taste. The color. The texture.
Though I prefer the beautiful smoothness of Kona coffee, I will still drink down the bitter dregs of cafeteria coffee.
I function well enough without coffee, but with it…I’m unstoppable.
This week, I stumbled upon THIS ARTICLE, which stated that “NASA scientists believe the research demonstrates that web-spinning spiders can be used to test drugs because the more toxic the chemical, the more deformed was the web.”
…of all the drug-addled spiders, the webs of the ones on caffeine lack the characteristic “wheel” of a normal spider web. In fact, caffeine makes spiders “incapable of spinning anything better than a few threads strung together at random.”
So, does that mean that a writer on caffeine would be incapable of anything better than a few words strung together at random?
(It’s like one of those Zen Koans…like, “If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?”)
Anyway, all that to say, even knowing that caffeine is more toxic than the average drug, wrapped up in coffee, it’s still my drug of choice.
And, you’ d have to pry my coffee from my cold, dead hands.
See? Unconditional love.
(Also, I know that NASA wasn’t trying to compare spiders and people. I’m not completely crazy.)
(Besides, people like reading random words.)
Photo credit: Coffee Love By Gordana Adamovic-Mladenovic
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