Monday, October 5, 2009

Tuesday's Mental Musings

This weekend I used a sock to make coffee. A coffee sock is a cloth strainer attached to a hoop with a wooden handle. It is filled with ground coffee, placed over a carafe and water is strained through. Making coffee this way is simple, fast and extremely inexpensive when compared to other methods of making coffee. While making my coffee all I could think about was how I wished life were this direct and simple. I know we choose to make our lives complex but even simplifying it requires work and effort that is often more intense than just allowing yourself to be sweep away in the drama and designs of those around you. Wouldn't it be great if we could just put all those things we know we must dissolve from our day to day into a white mesh, pour our determination and desire over and through it all knowing the end result would be the best and boldest of things worth keeping in our lives? Of course adding the warmed froth milk and sugar would make things more complex but that's another Tuesday's ponder.

4 comments:

Michael said...

I know what you mean, sometimes I wished life would slow down for jsut a bit too.

Simone said...

simple doesn't necessarily mean slow..maybe if life was more simple we would go even faster???hmmm

kerfuffler said...

How often do you have to wash the sock, or do you just rinse it with hot water?

Simone said...

The socks are fairly inexpensive. I buy mine from the 99cents store and replace it once every year or so but I have know people who have had theirs for years. They are white and they stain and misshape. Rinse it through with hot water and if the dark coffee stains bother you let it soak in a bowl of water with a few drops of bleach (drops not spoonfuls!), rinsing well afterwards.

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