People are surprised to discover coffee and caffeine act as a downer for me rather than an upper. People don’t realize redheads experience the world in subtle, different ways than the general public.
- Our skin lacks pigment and therefore burns quite easily. Well-known fact.
- Redheads require more anesthesia during surgical procedures because we seem to be immune to most pain relievers. Unfortunate, indeed.
- Sleep aids have been known to have the reverse effects on redheads.
In my case, my body does not metabolize caffeine in an effective manner. I have been known to drink a cup of black coffee right before bed to help me relax.
Coffee – that bold, beautiful, elixir of life – has become a “comfort blanket” if you will. The warmth and aroma is soothing. I find my anxiety seep away with each sip, and the endorphins it releases calms my mind and soul.
I’m fairly certain there is coffee in heaven.
While others drink coffee to wake up, I drink coffee simply to feel good.
Contrary-wise, if it’s a sugar macchiato or latte, you better believe I will be bouncing off the walls.
This has been,
Fanny T. Crispin