My sister is after pouring herself one. She is just home from work.
It looks amazing. There is condensation on the side of the glass. The liquid is pale yellow and looks like it would taste delicious. Just the right balance of sweet and crisp.
I can imagine what it would be like to take a gulp. The warmth of my throat, the flush that would come over my face. The pleasant feeling of slight numbness that would come over my body. The weightlessness of my mind.
I want lift it up and drink it. But at the same time I absolutely do not.
I don’t need to stupify myself in order to be happy. I can experience pleasant feelings all on my own.
It’s only a drink and this is my life.