Saturday, September 12, 2009

Favorite Moment of the Day

     
     Sometimes I go to sleep thinking of the next morning’s hot coffee in my customary white paper cup. The anticipation makes the sheets seem softer. In my life, I am between landmarks: after childhood, before a book, before marriage and children, all potential. I’ve heard the gambler’s rush isn’t in losing or winning, but the interval between playing and knowing. Coffee is my ritual, my interval, the luminous place between now and what’s next, more arc than landing. It is ubiquitous and legal, solitary and communal. In the morning, when I take a sip, space opens between the molecules; voices and clatter in the café separate into bright, tonal bands. My mind fans open. Fireflies blink in my torso. I take it to go, so I can drink and walk alone in the cool air under the trees on 12th street on my way to work. I savor each sip after the scorch has dissipated, before the cup is loose and lukewarm like a hand in mine.

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  1. I Like Coffee in the Morning, but Earl Grey is way better to wake me up!

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  2. The "Light screen" Computer screen, usually does the job for me.

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  3. But, you know, I like Indian tea in the morning, with sugar.

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  4. Glad to see you are still writing. My favorite line, of all the 6th grade writers I've ever read, was yours from 1989. "She slipped through the rabbit hole, not her intention" It's been years and years, but thought you'd like to know that after 18 years and many, many students at Nueva, your words stuck.

    With fond memories,

    Kathryn Hunt
    Your 6th grade TA
    kvhunt@gmail.com

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    1. "She slipped through the rabbit hole, not her intention" - wow, what a wonderful thought that in 2016, I too shall remember.

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  5. Coffee invokes some of my favorite memories. I strive ever day to find the perfect cup. It keeps changing. I love how it opens up your day too. Beatiful writing.

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  6. Bliss, found in moments, floating by, conjuring smiles upon our faces before the current of time drags them away again. Lovely lines. Made me remember how much I cherish a lonely walk in a crowded city. Vielen Dank :-)

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  7. I'm not the only one! phew! Thank you for the experience

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  8. Nicely written. I relate to your coffee experience.

    Just reread. Actually, it is beautiful writing.

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  10. Nice writing. I relate to your coffee experience.

    Just reread. Actually, beautiful writing.

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  11. Cheers from Costa Rica! We love coffee!

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  12. I hate coffee but i love your writing style! Moar please! =)

    This may also come off as a strange request but, might i entertain you with the idea of doing a photoshoot? I seek first and foremost creative personalities of all genres and have not yet worked with someone of thy writing calibre.. 'd be oodles o' fun i do guarantee! =)

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  13. "Don't you love New York in the fall? It makes me wanna buy school supplies. I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address. On the other hand, this not knowing has its charms."

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  14. Lisa: I recently made a demand upon your father by hand-delivering a note to the mailbox of his Palo Alto home. It claimed a deadline and the notion that if he let me down, I would "souljack" you. I did not mean to imply that I intended to directly harm your health and safety in any way, but rather inflict a systematic spiritual reprisal via you. I hate myself for having used you as a pawn but he seems to have fulfilled my request to some degree. I continue to develop my ideas at my website http://thermo4thermo.org/ .

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    1. Leave Lisa's soul alone please, it doesn't belong to you.

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  15. ^ Lovely...
    You are indeed a brilliant poet, and I insist you continue your blog, it does not seem updated for some time. But know that you are truly exemplary of an individual who "Think[s] Differently" :]

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  16. That was beautiful... you made feel in a such a special way in this day of sinking ships and falling apart idols. Thanks

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  17. hows married life coming along ?

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  18. Hi,

    Was just surfing and reading various blogs and I came across yours.

    Wow! This is so beautiful! I'm actually a nurse but I studied English Lit at the University of Toronto. Since starting a nursing career I've not had much time to read, to write, to love the art of words. Thank you so much for giving me a glimmer of what used to be one of my favorite past times.

    Very inspiring indeed! Makes me want to write again.

    Sony

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  19. Found this while looking for rituals of coffee drinkers on google..if only the occasional iced starbucks gave me those sensations.. :)...what's your flavor of choice?

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  20. Lisa,

    May I ask you a question? What was the inspiration of your upcoming book?

    As someone with less than zero writing talent, I envy great writers from Benjamin Franklin to Stephen King. For me, what makes people write the words they write is as captivating as the words themselves.

    Like you, I love a comfortably hot cup of coffee in cold winter days. Coffee is my fuel, side-kick, and partner. Together we face the world.

    Cheers
    Alex

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  21. And I thought I was the only one in the world who found such happiness in a simple cup of coffee.

    Your writing is visceral and your fire-flys reference actually put a lump in my throat as I recollected the seeming magic of my childhood in Yonkers... I've always written and loved poetry, your writing moves me like a great poem.

    I was disappointed that a search for your name on Amazon didn't produce a result- even moreso that mine doesn't either; may I ask that you keep me posted if that should change? I will most certainly comment here when my book is finally compiled from the stacks of notebooks I've filled.

    On that morning, I imagine that cup of coffee will be epic. Perhaps we can discuss our books over a cup at DD (oh how I miss you... the bay area is a cruel place with it's peets and no dunkin d) ...

    - the boy from the 242

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  22. hi Lisa,

    stumbled upon your blog...each day has its moments,do read on what I banter on philosophy,muse,imagination and life http://unwontedrant.blogspot.com/2010/06/enchanted.html

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  23. i like when you describe “le plus beau moment de ma vie,” the best moment of my life.The most beautiful moments of our lives when our minds are calm.
    When you get up in the morning and forget all our commitment to thinking about all the good we can do besides ignoring the limit and because at that moment, we feel able to overcome and fight away all of my fears but all of this is a dream and it's change at the time when you finish your coffee because you used to captivate me and make me what you want me to be.
    can you describe me all the day.
    thank lisa.

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  24. I am too, at this moment, poised at the crossroad before marriage and children while a collection of short stories stares at me -- waiting to become the book that a few important people believe it can be, including myself. That is -- my caffeinated self. Coffee, coffee, coffee. Coffee is a much anticipated and moreover elemental part of me waking up. Let's be honest -- it's the best part. I live in Tokyo, and do not have a coffee maker or even a french press. Just this morning I went through two filters as I struggled to make a cup of joe. The first filter ripped. The second collapsed inward, spilling the grounds with it. Finally I settled on a half steeped cup of yerba matte that I had brought with me from Los Angeles, and stumbled toward the Starbucks that is not exactly on the way to work, paying the equivalent of $6 for a steaming cup. Tonight at the grocery store, I searched the aisles filled with soba and sake and finally found a tea strainer. Yet another overpriced item that I own five times over at home. I splurged. I have my flint to make a fire -- gas in the engine, caffeine in my veins!

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  25. Beethoven would count out the beans (60 I think?) for his coffee. Bach wrote a cantata about a girl who refused her dad's wish to give up coffee. One of the lines: "If I can't drink my bowl of coffee three times daily, then in my torment, I will shrivel up like a piece of roast goat". The quest for greatness begins with your morning cup. (Or thrice-daily bowl, apparently!) Cheers.

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  26. Lisa, you are indeed a cascade of atoms with a mind and a beautiful mind at that. You have influenced my thinking and I have finally gotten it down to but a page or two. Please let Steve know I feel his pain about that liver he is using.

    http://www.eoht.info/page/Andrew+Morrow

    Tell the world and Steve while he is still with us: World Peace in our time, my dear woman.

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  27. Hi Lisa, greetings from Paraguay - South America!

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  28. What she said. Like I'm a tenth that eloquent, LOL.

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  29. Beautifully written! I loved "I can't believe she did that" too. Looking forward to your book.

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  30. You write beautifully. Just wanted to post this poem from an Indian writer / song writer - Javed Aktar since your poem reminded me of this. Its in Hindi with english translation. I am a big fan of your father! I saw your profile from an article.

    Dilon mein tum apni betaabiyan le ke chal rahe ho, Toh zinda ho tum
    Nazar mein khwaabon ki bijliyan le ke chal rahe ho, Toh zinda ho tum

    If you are carrying your restlessness in your heart, you are alive
    If you are carrying the lightning of dreams in your eyes, you are alive

    Hawa ke jhokon ke jaise aazad rehna seekho
    Tum ek dariya ke jaise lehron mein behna seekho
    Har ek lamhe se tum milo khole apni baahein
    Har ek pal ek naya samaa dekhe yeh nigaahein

    Learn to live free like wind
    Learn to float with waves like a sea
    Meet every moment with open arms
    Let your eyes see a new view every moment

    Jo apni aankhon mein hairaniyan le ke chal rahe ho, Toh zinda ho tum

    If you are carrying wonder in your eyes, You are alive

    Dilon mein tum apni betaabiyan le ke chal rahe ho
    Toh zinda ho tum

    When you carry anxiety in your heart, then you are ALIVE

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  31. Somewhat off topic but I would love to know how you feel about your portrayal in "The Pirates of Silicone Valley". In particular the flower scene and if there is any recollection that it actually happened? That scene was very beautiful in the movie.

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  32. My Condolences for your father

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  33. Condolences on the loss of your father.

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  34. My Thoughts and Prayers are with your family. So sorry for your loss.

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  35. Your father was a great man. May he rest in peace. I'm sorry.

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  36. May your father Rest In Peace.
    I know you will continue to grow on your own journey and he will be looking down on you beaming with pride <3
    With love,
    Sarah
    Australia

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  37. My condolences to you and your family on your father's passing.

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  38. My condolences to you and your family. May the happy memories give you comfort.

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  39. My condolences to you and your family. The world is a lesser place by your loss. Your father was the visionary that revolutionized our technology advancement. I hope you can find some comfort in the memories that will live on within you and knowing that while his physical presence may be gone, his spirit will always remain with you. Best wishes to you and yours during this difficult time.

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  40. If you happen to see these comments I wanted to offer my deepest condolences on the passing of your father. The world has lost a visionary.

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  41. May Steve rest in peace.... an era is over :(((

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  42. Heartfelt condolences on your father's passing. May he rest in peace.

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  43. Our deepest condolences for your beloved Steve, he is a great visionary man although isn't perfect. May he rest in peace.

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  44. My deepest condolences for your father Steve.
    May he rest in peace.

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  45. Condolences. Your father was a remarkable, if slightly strange, individual. His legacy is great, his influence will be missed.

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  46. My sincere condolences on the passing of your father. We thank him for all the GIFTS he gave the world, including you.

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  47. Stay hungry, Stay foolish...these are words impressed on my mind... and what would you do if today was the last day of my life.

    To us, Steve Jobs was a genius. To you, he was your daddy. Condolences. May he rest in peace and his ideas will live on forever. May other men continue his job and change the world as he did.

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  48. I have been reading your blog for a little while. Never commented before however I would just like to say that I hope all the best for you during these difficult times. I never met your father, but I did hear him speak in person a number of times and he was a source of inspiration for me. I wrote a bit about him on my own blog here. http://blog.eyesometry.com/
    I hope you find comfort in the midst of grief. Be well.

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  49. Sorry for your loss ....may your life continue to shine and bless the world as God continues to bless you ....your father was a pioneer and has helped the world more then you'll ever know .. from Mark Leal in Chino California

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  50. Lisa you and I are only 3 years apart. I think you're a great girl with a beautiful life ahead of her. I'm very glad that you are a brilliant writer and I think the world needs to hear your story and look forward to hearing you tell it with passion.

    Your friend in Philadelphia,

    -Lilly

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  51. Condolences. Words are not enough to describe your father. May he rest in peace.

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  52. Sorry for your loss and my deepest condolences. I know we don't know each other - just know I'm a writer, too. Your father meant a lot to so many of us creative people. The spirit of a constructive revolution inspired me and I feel a loss, too, today."Change it even if people laugh about your concepts". He proved that in such an impressive manner, I can't find words. Don't know much about Steve Jobs as a person, just as a public idol. But this very spirit will never die. Wish you much strength and joy in your writing! Sandro, Switzerland

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  53. my heartfelt condolence for your loss, Lisa... your father greatly impacted my professional & personal thinking... I already sorely missed him... his legacy lives on...

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  54. Mis condolencia por una pérdida tan importante en tu vida. "Sigue hambrienta. Sigue alocada".

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  55. My sincere condolences on the passing of your father.

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  56. Sorry about your dad. I hope he experienced some moments like this.

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  57. Mis más sentido pésame por la pérdida de tu padre, un gran visionario y un gran hombre. Descanse en Paz. Stay hungry, Stay foolish!!! Siempre.

    Pascual Vila. Albacete - España.

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  58. Sorry for your loss. You father was an amazing man.

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  59. I don't know you Lisa. I'm so sorry for your loss. My brother and mom both have cancer... I can only begin to imagine how much it hurts to lose someone you love.

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  60. Heartfelt condolences from Iceland. Your father was and always will be an inspiration to entrepreneurs around the world. May your father rest in peace.

    Warm regards from Reykjavik,

    Jon Gunnar
    CEO | Iceland Unlimited Travel Sevice

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  61. i don't know you personally lisa, but i am so sorry for the loss of your father,,, tech stuff aside, i can only imagine your pain, I truly hope you cherish your memories with Steve, and smile when you think of him!

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  62. Hi Lisa, my sincere condolences for your father. He was an exceptional man. May he rest in peace.

    Laura

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  63. My condolence for your father, che la terra gli sia leggera.

    Gianni

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  64. To Lisa,

    My sincerest condolences for the loss of your father. I think everyone felt like a part of them has been lost. He was well-respected and admired by many, and is one of the greatest innovators of our time. May he rest in peace.

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  65. Lisa,

    Like many others, I found myself here -- surfing around aimlessly. I think I, like some of the folks here, are looking for some meaning -- and I suppose none will look harder than you. I am sorry for your loss.

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  66. Lisa...I'm sure you and your family will experience many feelings through these times, but as I have experienced many passings through my young life, I remember when my Godfather passed I immediately thought of how so many were better people because they knew him and I believe the same goes for you. Steve Jobs really left an iconic impression on many! Take care and God bless!!

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  67. I lost my mom on the 16th. It will seem like a blur for awhile...you will busy yourself with nonsense...and the tears will come in quiet times of breath while doing a damn stretch...or when you see their hair color on a complete stranger. A simple hug from someone you love will help. Carry on...carry on.

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  68. I've spent the last eight hours reading about your Dad, I've never cried more times in one day.

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  69. Many may say, others may think, little will write their thoughts. Yesterday we shared, today we miss, tomorrow we remember the great spirit of your dad.
    I hope you can cherish the good times and fun you had with your dad.

    Sending you a virtual hug from Puerto Rico.
    Steven Martell

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  70. God Bless you through this difficult time. May the good times inspire you to continue writing. Your father was incredible and will be missed. He touched many lives and his light will continue to shine.

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  71. God bless you Lisa... Be safe .. be nice... May your father Steve rest in peace.. My prayers are with him and you..

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  72. I'm sorry for your loss, Lisa. Your writing is elegant and evocative -- your father must have been among your greatest admirers.
    -Lara in CA

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  73. My deepest condolences for your loss Lisa. May your family find strength getting through this difficult time. Your father is my inspiration. As he said "Stay hungry! Stay foolish!"

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  74. Sorry for your loss. I read recently read somewhere he said about his children that "They are your heart outside your body". Keep it beating and enrich other lives, even a tid-bit, in what ever your do.

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  75. I just very recently learned of you. I'm attempting to explain what redemption is to some angry friends.
    My life situation is very similar to yours, minus Harvard and the famously brilliant father. Ironically, I find solace in writing too. After reading some of your words, I can't help but feel a kindred ship with your heart, although my wings are more battered.
    My condolences to you and your loved ones. I feel blessed to have heard about you, and to have the work of your amazing father assist me in reaching out to you.
    Much love,
    Jennifer

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  76. My sincere condolences about your father. We all loved him very much without ever meeting him in person. And we always will. May he rest in peace.

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  77. So sorry for your loss. Your dad was a part of the american way of life. He will surely be missed by all! Praying that you always remember the good times.

    Lucy

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  79. This single post made me want to go to bed just so I can enjoy a cup of coffee in a couple of hours!

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  80. Sorry about your dad. He was a pretty good guy.

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  81. I am so sorry for your loss of your dad. I've only just discovered your blog since he left us, and I see his brilliance shining through in your writing. He must have been so proud of you--and I'm sure he still is. I hope you will continue to feel his love for you throughout your life.

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  82. Yeah, there is a sort of transcendental nature to the coffee drinking experience. Time for a cup now.

    Oh...and thanks for the beautiful thoughts.

    My deep and sincere condolences on your loss.

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  83. Though I never cared much for coffee, I do enjoy rolling out of bed early and preparing a cup then bringing it back and waking her up with the scent of it.

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  84. I like coffee too, it helps me clear my mind so I can think straight.
    Dads our hard to understand sometimes- even though they have your bless interest held high. They want the best for you, but sometimes show it in the wrong way - remember it all. How much he loved you.
    Your dad did his best for you. Your life is so important to him. Whatever you do in your life be happy *** family, friends, work.***
    I hope the best for!--- you take care :7)

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  85. how did you get your domain address as a blog.or how did you get a blog to be your domain address?
    Id love to do the same.My webpage is a mess and i use a google site.

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  86. Dear Lisa. I express my condolences on the death of your father. He was a genius. And let me live and I was born in the cold of Russia, I will always remember him as a genius! He is half god. We love you Steve!

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  87. Holly shit that was actually good. Usually writing is just enigmatic and over-embellished to the point of not being relatable.

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  88. I am trying to not get addicted to drinking coffee every day (one large cup every morning) because I think it's not good for your health, but then upon thinking about it again, if I give up coffee, I will have no addiction in my life, so I decided to continue drinking coffee.

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  89. Lisa,

    I'm very sorry for the loss of your father.
    My own relationship with my father was tumultuous at first, but as we have both aged and matured, it's gotten a lot better.

    Your father was a great man who changed the world. That is something you can be proud of, just as I'm certain, that he was extremely proud of you.

    ::::hugs::::

    DGH

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  90. I love your writing, it's beautiful, I hope you're writing still, and that you'd share some of it soon. Actually if I were wishing for things I'd wish I can write as beautifully as you do. And that I could make a living out of it.

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  91. You writing makes me think, dream and feel. I hope I'll read more of your inspirational work here.

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  92. Hi Lisa,

    Hope you got this comment. You are a great writer, I love reading your post and I am wondering why you have no recent post since September 2009. I am an avid fan of your father, I am closely following his life because of his creativity and innovative techniques. I am very sad when I read from the news that he passed away. I wrote several entries on my three blogs about your father and how he reshaped the modern world with his unique innovations. May he find total happiness in the afterlife. Condolences.

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  93. My condolences to you and your family at the passing of your dad Steve. When I was deep in grief at one time, I remembered that someone had once taught me that sometimes we have no idea of the trajectory of our words and actions in the world; that the simplest kindness or a well crafted phrase can ripple into something huge and profound. In that spirit I write to you, and remind you that the difference is that your father did get a chance to know his effect in the world. No doubt he is still pure energy in some form in another realm.

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  94. Condolences on your father's death. He was a true hero to me and to the world.

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  95. Lisa,

    I found your blog through a link from the article on Italy. You evoke the experience of cultural curiosity, cultural blindness, and eventual cultural understanding and disenchantment so well. I would love to read more of your exquisite writing. I wonder if you are still having things published but under a nom de plume? Perhaps I will someday pick up a magazine to take a casual look, will start an article, be griped by it and lose the passage of time, and re- emerge at the end, wondering if you were the author.

    Like most of the world, I am sad at your father's passing. Greater than that, though, I am sad that he may never have had the full joy of having you as his daughter. What a challenging personality to have as a parent. In my own experience, grief is a journey of many years. I hope that your journey is well supported and will eventually bring you self-knowledge and fulfillment.

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  96. Oops -- didn't realize my name wouldn't appear. That "anonymous" comment was from me, Cassie, from Menlo Park.

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  97. respecting your Dad, doesn't mean you have to capitulate to the truth of his character. I hope you and your Mom have joy, peace, love, light, hope and keep your mother-daughter relationship strong and loving. It doesn't really matter what your dad invented or did - he was a human with very real flaws and his creations do not excuse his wrong behaviour. He was mean and arrogant towards your mom and this hurt her and you. I cannot jump on the steve jobs is a great guy wagon and wave my ipod in either saddness or in tribute to greatness. How you treat the people in your life is what matters when all the gold is stripped away. Your Mom is the greater person. She choose life.
    THANK GOD.
    forgive him so you are relieved of bitterness and repeating the same mistakes -

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  98. You are an amazing writer, please keep posting.

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  99. DO you exist for real? I'M So Ashamed! At certain point, I became TO ignore the age of people in wikipedia and start looking only for the date of birth.. (month and day), thinking that age would roll normal year by year, consequently, for me, it was impossible to wikipedia estipulate the age, predicting 2012..

    My head was so tired... and blown.. and I forgot that this knowledge about 2012 exists before the creation of Wikipedia, right? WAS a christian my entire life...

    So it's you Behind KATY?

    Is it your father still alive?

    DO you Really exist? OR you are fake? OR Am I you?

    please, let the truth be exposed NOW... DON'T Want To play the fool anymore. And Send my apologies To Katy..... and everybody please !!!!

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  101. Absolutely, astonishingly great writing.

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  102. Simply from one coffee lover to another... Thank you.

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  104. Every morning when thousand warm drops of water cover my sleepy face under the shower. My brain starts waking up and flies associating concepts and new ideas that leads to a full state of creativity... That´s my favorite time of the day ;)

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  105. How the hell could her dad be brought up in this blog post? It's just about coffee..and coffee is good!

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  106. Hello Lisa. You are one of the most lovely people I know. I wish you would continue to write more articles. Thanks. Peace, Love, and Coffee!

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  107. Hi, You can get lots of sample condolence letters from the internet or simply go to department stores and buy cards with condolences. If it is a formal condolence letter, you write it by heart. Just keep it short, simple and plain. Be humble and show your respectful sorrow.

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  108. Hello,
    Just discovered this today :-)
    Will you be posting any-more, enlightening and creative ideas, here in the future?

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  109. I've been sick the last week or so and I've not had any coffee. I look at this interval as an opportunity to stop the habit as, for me, caffeine seems to only give me a brief interval of optimism in the morning and then a low level fear for the rest of the day. Glad, at least you can enjoy it without the effects it has on me.

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  110. This is very inspiring. Such a simple thing like sipping a coffe is described in a fantastic way. Great curiosity and a very open mind. I'll remember this words tomorrow morning as I'll drink mine, you really enightened my day. Thanks so much. Farewell.

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  111. When you talk about coffe I remember when I shower. When I was a child I wanted to be all the eternity with warm water. Even in the deepest depressiones, the water that roued my body was the only way to defend myself from life.

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  112. I've read this blog for a long time. Then, everything is silence. Now, with this last ‘essay’, this silence dissapears. It is not changed for a noise. It is just a voice. There is a correlation between the text and the soul feeling. Then, i can smell a coffee cup close to my bed. It is black. I just can move my arms, and my left hand take my mug. Now drinking coffee is quite different. It is mixed with words. Every word is art, Every single word has been built with black ink and the experience of the air touching softly my face. Greetings from Colombia, where you can drink the best coffee around the world... Are you free for a cup some day, here with me in Colombia?

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  113. Very Cool! I like coffee too......it's just you use words to share that experience with others, in a way that most of us are only able to think, feel, and enjoy, but fall short when it comes to sharing that experience with others. To be honest, I can't think of a better definition for the word "Talent" than that! Again......Very Cool!

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  114. I'm just wandering if you have been to a seance or clairvoyant since the passing of your ever popular father, Mr Steve Jobs? There might be a 'grain-of-truth' in the supernatural, even though he was a Zen Buddhist.

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  115. why did you stop writing? It is beautiful....

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  117. hello Lisa,

    why dont u work at your father company ? apple co...i encourage u somehow :)

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  118. A hot cup of coffee and creativity. All products of nature. Coffee lovers can understand the divine feel.

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  119. "What you see and hear, is not necessarily what you feel and know. You always KNEW"

    I was always somewhat of a bad speller.

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  120. I think she is dead since she hasn't responded in 5 years or so.

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  122. I use to have the same feeling when I could find a good cup. Fleeting though unless I made it myself but never had the time. So I quit. Switched to tea, Oregon Chai to be exact. Same color as coffee. Stopped getting headaches and stomaches when I quit the bean. Of course drinking three gallons of it a day might have had a slight reason :)

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  123. Не знаю кто вы но вы красивая)))

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  125. Hi Lisa,

    I love this post, and how beautifully written it is. However, I am very curious about a choice of one word, that felt significantly out of place to me as I read.

    "In the morning, when I take a sip, space opens between the molecules; voices and clatter in the café separate into bright, tonal bands."

    The word which seems uncharacteristic within the post is "molecules." Perhaps, I am missing something very powerful in it's use for you, perhaps not. However, if you have a moment and can recall why this word was chosen, I would appreciated better understanding. I hope you are having a wonderful cup of coffee now, as I am.

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  126. the best is really the first one in a day, i spend every day a hour in my favorite italian coffee store 2 blocks from my app. Elio a funny Italian makes the best Latté for me :-D and than we talk over all what happen in the world. A good start for the Day. Greets Mikel

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  128. There's a genuine softness in your words. I can feel it.

    Anticipation is a taught behavioral mannerism. It almost becomes an automatic reflex. Why do we become addicted (anything out of balance) to anticipation? It removes us from seeing (or should I say experiencing) the present, inner, and/or past sufferings. Life is difficult if you stop long enough to quiet yourself to feel it.

    Lisa, I think you should research and write about an event that took place in Fatima, Portugal, in 1917 to Lúcia Santos and her cousins Jacinta and Francisco Marto. Get a good understanding of the political environment at that time in Portugal. You may also want to read Revelation Chapter 12. I'm on FB and twitter. My name is Mark Condra. Best wishes and peace.

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  129. You write simple words, full of emotion and full of passion. For me, a sip of coffee makes a lot but not the way that you feel. You do have more dimensions to wade after just your first sip. This leads me to ask; what about your feelings when you have your last magic drop of your coffee cup?

    Thank you dear Lisa because now I do adore too much my first sip of every coffee cup I drink in the morning. Thank you.

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  130. Lisa, please contact us. We build paddle boards with simplicity in mind. The company Stillwater Outdoors is a small business in Spokane WA and we would like your input on the content of our website.

    Be great today,
    Keith
    www.cdasports.com (rental company)
    www.stillwatersup.com

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  131. Dear Lisa,
    I would like to thank you for the work of your father. A small gift from me.

    https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8013/28401525024_9dde2f94fd_o.png

    Have a nice day
    Igor Sinenko

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  132. Dear Lisa,
    I would like to thank you for the work of your father. A small gift from me.

    https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8013/28401525024_9dde2f94fd_o.png

    Have a nice day
    Igor Sinenko

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  133. The gamblers's rush is losing... because it hurts more than winning.

    Sent from my iPhone

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  134. Hello
    Any chance of posting a few more articles / stories etc on your blog?
    Many Thanks
    Chris

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  135. Just watched Steve Jobs- my heart went out to you, so many of us have similar stories. I am sure your dad loved you very much, as my dad told me once, it hurts to much knowing I can't change our circumstance so it easier to be tougher on you so you grow up stronger for it...I wish you all the best!

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  136. Lisa your father was just Jesus Christ !!! About this don't like Roman Number I believe your dreams u in music not Journalist because a Roman ... 😛 but happen with u little lisa Musician !!! By robertinho.org

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  137. The true Dreams of your father one house in farm and living with u and your mother !! Believe!!! By robertinho.org

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