Reading Apollinaire at Caffe Nero


a tableau of my table at Caffe Nero in Jamaica PLain


Reading in Cafes is More Productive Than Reading at Home


Why is it so much easier to go out and read at a cafe or pub instead of at home? I say it's because we have "productive distraction" in those places. Whereas at home we have chores, tasks, TV, Netflix. I prefer locally owned to chains but I hadn't checked out the Caffe Nero in my neighborhood, so I went there. It was very cosy. Like your rich gay uncle's tastefully decorated library. I got a vegetable biscuit and a cup of coffee. It was nice. 

Apollinaire was a French poet associated most with Surrealism. The poems in Alcools are fittingly described. I love them. I love Surrealism. 

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