Vesta woke to a throbbing head. Being back in the city destroyed her early-to-rise schedule and drastically increased her activity, her alcohol consumption, and her lust for life. She strolled into Jean’s living room, smelled the strong coffee, smiled. That would help.
Vesta normally drank tea and cream but today – it was no longer morning – she opted for strong black coffee. She kept up with Jean’s overscheduled academic life and went toe to toe on the drinks as well. Glorious to see some of the patched elbows again, as well as thick-lensed newcomers! Vesta studied Jean’s art collection as she savored the strong hot elixir of life.