Wine Tools and Otherwise
The implements and tools associated with the simple act of drinking wine are so varied and so numerous, you'd think it a complicated thing, when in fact, it's merely a matter of opening a package, pouring a liquid into a vessel and lifting that vessel to one's lips. A simple corkscrew will do. A glass of any kind will hold the wine. And any functioning mouth and throat will deliver the wine to its destination.
Still we apparently need 600 different kinds of corkscrews. We need different glasses for every different kind of wine. We need stain resistant drinking shirts. We need aerators to assure the wine is properly jostled before being poured into the glass. We need a secondary vessel to pour the wine into before pouring into the glass.
I couldn't help reflecting on these tools for drinking as I put together the appropriate collection of tools necessary for the simple act of not putting a cigarette in my mouth and smoke into my lungs.
This too is a pretty simple act isn't it. In fact, it amounts to doing nothing at all. And yet, as you can see, the various things I've collected that will help me do nothing are really amazing. To say the least, I'm armed for the non-smoking battle:
Life Savors of various types
Nicoderm Nicotine Patches
Fruits of various type
Clearly we are dealing here with more than a nicotine addiction. There's also an oral fixation of 25 some odd years to overcome.
The implements of wine drinking are far more fun to display and use than the implements that go into stopping smoking. That much I know at this point. However, If anyone needs any hard candies, I'm your man.
DAY 2 UPDATE
The feeling of a tightening of the chest is severe. I'm also very twitchy and not a little hyper. It's hard to sit behind my desk. Powers of concentration are lessoned but have not completely left me. Concentrating on activities of any kind help dismiss cravings for a cigarette that can come and go and come and go in incredibly severe ways. Steps are being taken to rid my home of all aspects of smoking, including a complete cleaning of the office and the installation of pumpkin scented candles. I have enormous thanks to give for the desmokification of my home. And they will be getting those thanks!!