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Wednesday, December 14, 2005

On café life

"Café life, without question, is one of the more enjoyable benefits of civilization. You can sit at your table for half an hour or more and watch the world go by, all for the price of a cup of coffee--or tea, if that's your preference ... but the café isn't really about the coffee or tea at all. It's about the sitting there, hearing snatches of conversation, having your own thoughts, being aware of the other customers around you, watching the passersby, eavesdropping on the waiter's repartee."

-- Roger Housden, "Seven Sins for a Life Worth Living"

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