Above is a drawing of my brother's roommate taking a sip of coffee and commenting on how strong it turned out. He, however, made the coffee himself and was in complete control of how strong it was going to be. So, apparently, it seemed to me, he chose, consciously or not, to allow some degree of unpredictability into his coffee making process. (This happened years and years ago (though this drawing I made today)).
Doesn't sound like much, and admittedly, that might not even have been what was happening (I didn't ask him about it). But, at the time, to a young dude like myself, both fairly uptight and fairly naive, it neatly symbolized a broadening of mind that I was (and still am) navigating. So neatly that the little tableau still pops into my mind now and then when I'm thinking along such lines. There's a whole catalog of moments like that, crystallized trains of thought, that flit through my minds eye each day. I wonder if that's how other people think?