The good life is the middle way,
Between ambition and compassion,
Between action and reflection,
Between company and solitude,
Between hedonism and abstinence,
Between passion and judgement,
Between the cup of coffee,
and the glass of wine.
Jay McInerney is author of Bright Lights,BigCity, Bacchus and Me and A Hedonist in the Cellar and The Juice.
photo credit Gajen Indra. Creative Commons License (CC by ND 2.0) 2010.
Originally used as # 138 in a long-running series titled “The Way I See It” a conversation starter on the sides of Starbucks coffee cups.