I think we all pray to the first cup of the day. It’s a silent prayer, sung while the mind is still foggy and blue. “O Magic Cup,” it might go, “carry me above the traffic jam. Keep me civil in the subway. And forgive my employer, as you forgive me. Amen” ~Stewert Lee Allen in The Devil’s Cup: A History of the World According to Coffee
Oh how many fond memories are linked to a cup of coffee. A ritual to begin the day and an ending to a satisfying meal. A time to be alone with your thoughts or together with friends. A drink to begin or end relationships. Inspiration for your next project or support to keep going on. A cup of coffee is often our only companion in times of happiness or sadness sharing our joy or soothing our pain.
We can only imagine what Robert Downey, Jr, is thinking as he stares into the darkness of his cup of espresso.