Coffee is far more than a beverage. It is an invitation to life disguised as a warm cup of liquid. It’s a trumpet wakeup call or a gentle rousing hand on your shoulder. Coffee is an experience, an offer, a rite of passage and a good excuse to get together. — random Pinterest quote

Forging a Way Forward

My grandpa died on Saturday. He was 86. It’s strange to type those words. The grief I feel seems detached in a way. More because I’m not in Illinois grieving with my family and less because of anything else.

Yet, he’s gone from this spinning sphere of dirt and water, oxygen and sun. I won’t ever hear his voice again.