Coffee

by Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue January. 15, 2018 1258 views

This is the coffee cup of my husband. He uses as much sugar as enthusiasm to sweeten and stir the coffee. The swirling and spinning little bubbles in the oily black liquid are hypnotic. I couldn't stop looking into his cup.

After a while - he was watching my mesmerized dreamy eyes - he said: "Take a picture!"

I think, he just wanted his cup back before I fell into it. 15 pictures later, he was allowed to take a sip of lukewarm coffee afterwards I shot another 9 pictures. I stopped before his coffee was cold. There is a saying: cold coffee will make you beautiful. I don't want this for my husband - maybe another woman will snatch him away because he will become as beautiful as Apollo.

Actually the saying has a different meaning. During the early times when drinking coffee became popular in Europe it was used as aphrodisiac, medicine and pure luxury. Back in this days rich people used a lot of white make up (powder, cream - often mixed with lead), rouge and sometimes beauty marks (tiny dots or big decorative artwork made from silk, leather, paper) in their faces. Reminder of this old days are nowadays actually the white and red faces of clowns! Sweating because of drinking hot coffee could have destroyed this artful makeup, only therefore is "cold coffee will make you beautiful" a - more or less - correct but very old phrase.

Good Morning! Coffee?

Good Morning! Coffee?

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Jay Boggess 2 years, 10 months ago

Good eye!

2 years, 10 months ago Edited
Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Jay Boggess 2 years, 10 months ago

After 15 pictures of swirling coffee  I was complete dizzy ...
... without drinking one drop of it! smile

2 years, 10 months ago Edited
Jay Boggess Replied to Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 2 years, 10 months ago

Your delightful personality needs no chemical enhancement.....I assure You.....

2 years, 10 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil 2 years, 10 months ago

Bubbles of happiness. smile Thanks a lot for the explanation of the expression "cold coffee will make you beautiful"

2 years, 10 months ago Edited
Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Antonio Gil 2 years, 10 months ago

Sometimes there are not enough cofeeinated "bubbles of happiness" (thumbsup ) to hold me upright anymore. *yawn*

2 years, 10 months ago Edited
Berckmans Peter 2 years, 10 months ago

Coffee,my morning friend. I take it black like my soul. And yes it makes you beautiful. OR do we man age better.stuck out tonguecoffee

2 years, 10 months ago Edited
Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Berckmans Peter 2 years, 10 months ago

My coffee or tea has to be blonde! I will rather they ugly before I will drink cold black coffee. It has to be fresh milk in it. I don't like some odd "still fresh until the Enterprise will arrive" milk, which has never been inside of a cow and surely will kill little calves, when they sniff at it. But Roland likes his coffee black, therefore I had to photograph his swirling oily coffee. Actually he drinks his coffee since birth more or less cold and this for 64 (tomorrow birthday ) years.
ROOOOOLAND are you aleady beautiful enough?!? joy

2 years, 10 months ago Edited
Berckmans Peter Replied to Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 2 years, 10 months ago

Wish him a Happy BD from Belgium. Cold black coffe , no thanks, it has to be hot.

2 years, 10 months ago Edited
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