As I was slowly waking up this morning over a cup of hot coffee, it occurred to me how many of our pleasures are in the transitions. Both states of being are nice, but waking up is a different kind of pleasure than being awake.

It’s nice to be warm, but it’s different than warming up on a cold day. The opposite is true, too: cooling off in front of a fan on a hot day is different than being comfortable.

Eating when you’re hungry or drinking when you’re thirsty is different than being satiated.

Washing off the dirt in a hot shower is different than being clean.

Growing up is different than being grown.



  1. markonit

    …this observation is worthy of a collection of your insights… this should be on a card or something..!


  2. oh…yes !


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