Friday, April 14, 2006

Make that a grande, fat free, chai latte, extra hot with a shot of pop wisdom

I spend a lot of time at Starbucks. Lately, they have been printing quotes on the back of their cups, under the title "The Way I See It." Being good marketers, they have chosen some good quotes—thought-provoking and on a wide range of topics—not too corny or Hallmarkish for the most part. I usually read them and sometimes they resonate and sometimes not so much.

This morning I read the cup. It was a spring morning with a little rain spitting half-heartedly and the smell of green in the air, we were laughing and talking about what a good week we'd had and how good it had been to spend time with friends and how proud we are of our children. And I read the cup. And damn, it was just right. On a paper coffee cup. Sometimes it doesn't take that much to start the day off on just the right note.

Let go your sorrow.

Let go your blues.

Coz I know tomorrow

is yesterday's news.

Let go your sadness,

give up the fight,

follow your madness

and take flight . . .take flight.



  1. I haven't seen the cups with the quotes yet. I'm obviously not going to Starbucks enough! :-)

    I like the one that was on your cup.

  2. Wisdom and coffee. Perfection.