decided I’d feel more comfortable going with this for my assignment :’)
“There is no second, or higher self to search for. You are the highest self, only give up the false ideas you have about your self.” - Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
We enter a little coffeehouse with a friend of mine and give our order. While we’re aproaching our table two people come in and they go to the counter:
‘Five coffees, please. Two of them for us and three suspended’ They pay for their order, take the two and leave.
I ask my friend: “What are those ‘suspended’ coffees?”
My friend: “Wait for it and you will see.”
Some more people enter. Two girls ask for one coffee each, pay and go. The next order was for seven coffees and it was made by three lawyers - three for them and four ‘suspended’. While I still wonder what’s the deal with those ‘suspended’ coffees I enjoy the sunny weather and the beautiful view towards the square infront of the café. Suddenly a man dressed in shabby clothes who looks like a beggar comes in throught the door and kindly asks
‘Do you have a suspended coffee ?’
It’s simple - people pay in advance for a coffee meant for someone who can not afford a warm bevarage. The tradition with the suspended coffees started in Naples, but it has spread all over the world and in some places you can order not only a suspended coffee, but also a sandwitch or a whole meal.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have such cafés or even grocery stores in every town where the less fortunate will find hope and support ? If you own a business why don’t you offer it to your clients… I am sure many of them will like it.
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Oh my. This is so good.
just a giraffe in the kitchen. the usual
i always have giraffes poking around in my dining room, don’t you?
"Our job is to love others without stopping to inquire whether or not they are worthy. That is not our business and, in fact, it is nobody’s business. What we are asked to do is to love, and this love itself will render both ourselves and our neighbors worthy."
Thomas Merton (via underthecarolinamoon)
Jeff & Ozzie
Clackamas River, OR - March 2013
Ozzie isn’t a fan of water so Jeff has to carry him to and from the boat. This was my favorite part of the day.
"A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving."
Lao Tzu (via ginandbird)