I don’t remember when I first started drinking coffee, but it has been a significant pleasure of mine for a long time, which is probably why I like this image which I found somewhere.
Now, it HAS been said that, at least in the “old” days, theatre people ran on caffeine and nicotine, and I would be hard-pressed to argue with that very much. I think the nicotine has (thankfully) largely gone the way of bad things, at least in my case, as it should have a long time ago, but I believe that there are still very few (functioning) greenrooms or tech offices which can’t provide coffee pretty much on a moment’s notice. And, that’s not a BAD thing, as Steven Younkins of Q2Q comics demonstrated with this strip about Morty, his stage manager character, coming to a rehearsal (probably a TECH rehearsal) well provided for (and for good reason):
I’ll be back in a couple of weeks with something else. In the meantime, grab a cup of coffee, put your feet up, and take things a bit easier for a few days. It will be good for you.
“There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.”
— Nelson Mandela
“Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic; capable of both inflicting injury, and remedying it.” ― Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows