A New Mug

A number of years ago, I spent about a year trying to make the perfect coffee mug. I learn a lot, but the most important thing I learned is that there is not such thing as a ‘perfect’ mug.

It’s personal. There are mugs one can fall in love with, ones that they always want to drink their morning coffee or afternoon tea. But what is good and lovely for one person is not for another.

So, my favorite mug has a small crack in it. It does not bother its function, but it’s still a crack. There are times when my morning thoughts are interrupted by a worry that it may, someday, break wide open and my coffee will be spilled along with tears of morning the loss of my favorite mug.

I figured I better make another favorite.