You have fround your stride, Dilly. This is awesome, and you have consistently been producing some out of this world work. I have always like your style and technique. Now, on the last 5-6 works, you have put it to another level.
I love the title. My pastor and I had a talk one day about ritual vs. communion vs. addiction, and the fine line between those. I have had all three, and more of the third in my life than anything. I have so many people tell me that my coffee habit is just a filler for my former issues, but my pastor says that my love, setting, and reason for coffee makes it a communion.
My wife and I have our first cups together, and it is our time. That love set aside for each other is God intended time for us, and we praise for that each and every day.
Thanks! And your pastor sounds dead on with his perspective on your morning coffee. I tend to be a very sacramental person, meaning that I think God provides many many physical ways for us to connect with him and know him better.