Welcome, have a seat

Good morning…

Good morning to you whoever you are reading this…And welcome to my little studio room of a blog. Please let me take your coat. Please have a seat…oh..not that chair! It’s sacred! It’s mine! Just sit here in this one right beside it! :)..Please don’t get alarmed!…I hope my ‘directing’ approach to seating choices, did not..well.. make you uncomfortable! The opposite is in fact intended!

Please relax and try to understand this: (I’m saying this while smiling at you to shower you with ease! Please allow me)! I am picky! I have my favourite seat where looking at you sitting to my right, feels so much better than tilting my head left to talk to you! (Messing with you ;)..I actually just love that chair and you will have to earn me offering it to you one day! Hope you’ll get there..but please don’t rush! I won’t be ! 🙂

I just walked to the kitchen to get you coffee! ‘How do you like your coffee?! :)’I ask!

You: ‘A bit of cream and sugar would be great!’

I’m immediately perplexed! I’m a coffee fanatic! Cream and sugar added to pure black silk, is the biggest sin in my coffee world! No no no! Not a coffee snub! I just prefer ‘good coffee’..black. Stripped from unnecessary additives that’ll interfere with its glory and holly taste! No need to mask those wonderful flavours, those dancing in your mouth, skipping up and down and jumping all over your tongue..nuances…

No no no! Not a coffee snub!

(Head down..quietly and nearly whispering)..yes yes ..yes..a total coffee snub.

Of course, I don’t reveal any of my (I’m in fact a terrible host) coffee related thoughts!

‘A bit’ of cream and sugar?! Sure! Here it comes…as I continue walking towards my kitchen.

My eyes smile at you again first..to extend and renew my welcome, after clumsily instructing you of where to sit! Please forgive me.

Where were we?!

I hand you your coffee…You set it on the table! I smile quietly at you!

See! I’m used to people who know ‘my coffee’ nearly snatching it out of my hand, closing their eyes, and taking a slow savouring sip! It pleases me. It shows I did well! Obsessing over temperature fluctuations during my coffee roasting process! Testing, smelling, detecting little grains in the bean…is it perfect? Is the (S) graph on the computer screen, adjacent to the roaster, following its steady rise?! And so many other nerdy variables I must go through during the process of coffee roasting…It’s a labour of love. A cliché phrase! Wish I can come up with a better one! One day perhaps…

You haven’t taken a sip yet! Please do. Please don’t be nervous! And ….

Welcome to my little studio blog, where the sign on my door says ‘Open’!

Glad you found it as I continue to refuse to put signs on the road leading wanderers to me! This is my sacred little space! Where I can be free to be me! Where my unverbalized peculiarities, feelings, thoughts and emotions that I guard and protect very carefully, get to dance in the sunlight! Where the dark becomes blinding light. Where I can twirl, jump on chairs (not my favourite one of course unless I want to break even that rule) and where I can play my classical music very loudly and very quietly at times. Where I make rules then break them. Where I can hold the birds I befriended outside my door, watching them trusting me to carry them around…fluttering around me…loving me as I love them. No strings attached…we all fly together.

Note: I have not edited this yet..it’s raw and imperfect and perhaps full of spelling and grammar mistakes and I love it! But I will (embellish after I finish my coffee) I think…

Author: Kat

I used to work as a graphic designer, until one day I was tragically and blissfully hit by two colliding meteors! One caused my falling in love with the world of coffee! And the other resulted in me falling out of love with the not so wonderful and nearly suffocating office culture! I left the glamour of the design world, and opened up my little café! Those were the best years of my life! I say ‘were’, because (wait! May be another time! But please do ask me if you ‘must’ know and can’t sleep tonight unless I tell you!) For the past three years, I have been living in a pyramid shape house in a middle of a green forest in the summer; a green forest buried underneath lots - I mean LOTS - of snow in the winter. I used to ‘think I still do ;)’ love the city! With its buzzing energy! I love to travel and seeing different food and coffee scenes...preferably alone! visiting ‘quirky and unusual’ places! I do not love visiting museums, hugely commercialized areas, malls and landmarks! I love old and full of heritage ‘anything’! I also love, to sit in a busy coffeeshop ‘reading quietly’ and not talking! Talking exhausts me most of the time! Watching the world unfold.. and thinking ...never does!

4 thoughts on “Welcome, have a seat”

    1. Thank you! Appreciate your visit! And yes black coffee to the end of life…(for me personally) unless…a marvellous Italian Macchiato or a perfect cap or latte 😉 🙂


  1. ‘Shower you with ease’ … you write so visually and vividly, Kat. YOU … run and float and smile and turn and sit and move through you writing in a way that is … what’s the word I’m looking for … nymph-like. light and bright and elusive. here, now there, now over there, now right here, oops, over there now … laughing and twinkling. ‘come follow me if you’d like’ …

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