It’s also an idiom. ‘To wake up and smell coffee’ is actually to do something about the things that matter to us and also bother us. It’s about taking ACTION. Insecurities, frustrations, low confidence, inhibitions, incomplete plans, anxiety, nervousness, depression, feeling low, procrastination can all be sorted in a jiffy, just by taking ACTION. So wake up and smell coffee… a littleBIGthing 🙂
A new academic year starts. New uniform… may be, new rainy shoes…may be but new books…yes those were for sure. Note books and some textbooks if not all. Just imagine opening a new book in its center somewhere and taking a deep breath to smell it…warm and crisp and oddly sweet and dusty…the fresh scent of paper, ink, and glue.
I think form these formative years we developed the liking for smell of new books.These smells now act as time machines. Once in a while you smell a book that’s exactly like an elementary school textbook, and for a moment you can see your old classrooms, and you remember how exciting a new textbook was and how its uncracked spine and glossy pages promised so much. I just smelled one new book for writing this post…trust me its highly nostalgic and gives immense pleasure.