It has been ten years. That is 3652 days, 7304 sunrises and sunsets. It’s been millions of heartbeats and breaths, thousands of kisses, touches, smiles, hugs and hellos. I have been able to take hundreds of trips and thousands of images. Did I mention 120,000 sips of coffee?
It has been ten years of many tender moments with my wife, bonding time with my son, quiet walks with my dog. I have enjoyed countless moments of solitude. Did I mention 120,000 sips of coffee?
It has been ten years of refreshing drops of falling rain, the gentle touch of the wind and warming rays of the sun. And those mountains. Standing among those giants of the Earth – what a privilege! Did I mention 120,000 sips of coffee?
It has been ten years of excuses, blame and regrets all discarded in the black hole of the universe. Dreams are no longer put on the dusty shelves of life and forgotten. Dreams are embodied in every day and are no longer ordinary and unfulfilled. Did I mention 120,000 sips of coffee?
It has been ten years since you gifted me blank pages when there were no more left, and you filled my pot of ink when it was dry. You handed me the means to dream, create, write and fill the pages of my life once more. Did I mention 120,000 sips of coffee?
Thank you Madeleine.
P.S. Ten years ago I received a life-saving kidney transplant from Madeleine. On that very day I started drinking coffee 🙂
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11 thoughts on “Did I mention 120,000 sips of coffee?”
The humanity and kindness of Madeleine has also been a gift to the world of photography.
Strong and black I guess? Well done to both you and Madeleine. regards Drew
Sipping my coffee, I read your post. Such a gift from a true friend & the story beautifully told. Yes, the picture says it well. May Madeleine and you enjoy your coffee today. Mine has never tasted so good.
I love that you started drinking coffee as soon as you had a functioning kidney again. That is the best little irony. Congrats my friend, it’s a pleasure to see you healthy and doing your thing.
Thank you my friend.
I was quite touched. Even got my wife to read it. And the photograph summed up everything as well
Appreciate your kind note.
Need to send you some coffee for thousand of thousand more sips !
What’s the tracking code? – just kidding! Thank you so much for your support!
I’m glad for you, Greetings from Germany !!!
Thank you a lot.