August 10, 2019
At a Starbucks she watches the barista bungle her espresso shots. She's tempted to correct the barista: Extraction – 20–30 seconds, then it goes bad after 10 seconds so you'd have to mix it with something within that time frame. She doesn't have patience nor the energy. And she remembers him—how he'd tell her to let it go. Everyone's day is good until you make it bad. It's Schroedinger's cat. She forgets the exact explanation, except for the detail that they laughed so hard after his punch line. He has a good laugh. Loud but not annoying. Music. Balm.