Coffee cups that come with sets of dishes do not interest me. I like collecting single cups and mugs – pretty cups, unusual cups, and souvenir cups. My favorite coffee cups reflect most of my philosophy of life – “Sit long, Laugh often, Relax deeply, Dream big, Believe with all your heart, Dance as though no one is watching, Love beyond words, Sing as though no one can hear you, Live well, Love much”…”Talk much” isn’t really my thing. I would replace that one with Listen well.
One cup has the periodic table of elements. I really love that one. I don’t know why, unless it’s because of the order it conveys. The Periodic Table of the Elements has names and symbols for all the fundamental materials – solids, liquids, gases, synthetics – of which we and our world are composed.
There’s one I bought at Lookout Mountain, Tennessee, where we rode the steepest incline railroad. It’s a whimsical, slanted cup that Danny won’t drink from.
I don’t have one favorite cup, but I prefer thin handles. I like variety, although I don’t have enough room in the cabinet for all our cups and mugs. In the attic there’s a box of them that I once used as an art display by hanging them on hooks under the upper cabinets in one of our kitchens. At the time, I didn’t drink coffee. I just liked the look of them or the little sayings they had.