It is easy to get caught up in all that exists around us. The rush of day to day life can overtake us in the blink of an eye. I know that for me, the switch to Leica has enabled me to slow down even more with my photography; to become even more contemplative in what I am trying to accomplish. The simplicity of the range finder and manual focus lenses just lends itself to slowing down.
Applying the same principals to other aspects of my life is paramount to long term peacefulness. Recently I found myself making coffee in the ho-hum bulk way of a big drip machine. The coffee, even with fresh grounds, just never tastes as good as it does when I brew it one cup at a time.
Yesterday I received my little kit from Stumptown Roasters that included the travel Porlex Grinder; a travel drip kit from Snow Peak; a small ceramic cup; and a bag of their lovely beans. Learning to slow down in all facets of life is good, but especially with your morning cup of coffee....