Thursday, August 20, 2015

When the smell of coffee saved me


Let's just say that, indeed!, the smell of coffee saved me that day. You see, I was wiping down my kitchen table after breakfast and it is a good thing that I was sufficiently alert and awake that morning.

As I wiped around the table with my damp cloth, I smelled the sweet fragrance of coffee and something told me to stop for a moment and feel around on the table and lo and behold! There it was! My half full cup of morning coffee.

It was not too close to the edge of the table but chances are more than good that had I not paid attention to the smell of coffee, I would surely have knocked it off the table, and then? A whole new chore for me to deal with: cleaning up a cup of spilled coffee and making sure that I got all of the liquid on the floor.

I guess that as a blind person, I need to make sure that I remember where I put things at all times. A difficult task you may be saying? Yes, but I need to do my best.

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