" Hunger is want. It’s a broader desire than desire. It isn’t the will, which is strength. Neither is it a weakness, for hunger doesn’t know passivity. He who hungers searches. […] In hunger there is a dynamic that forbids us to accept its state. It is an intolerable want.
[…] Hunger, true hunger, not the whim of someone who’s feeling a bit peckish, the hunger that tears out the heart and drains the soul of its substance, is the ladder that leads to love. The great lovers were educated in the school of hunger.”
— Amelie Nothomb, The Life of Hunger
Coffee is far more than a beverage. It is an invitation to life, disguised as a cup of warm liquid. It’s a trumpet wake-up call or a gentle rousing hand on your shoulder…Coffee is an experience, an offer, a rite of passage, a good excuse to get together.
Cassie: I stopped eating and then everyone had to do what I said. That was powerful.
Harriet. And did you enjoy that?
Cassie: I think it was the happiest time of my life