There was a ritual at eleven every day. That brief drink – actually a time to catch up with the news (gossip)
Suddenly as you are no longer in work there is that empty chair and no one jostling to find a seat.
The coffee still tastes the same and has the same effect. However with no routines its easier to drink more or to swap to other drinks
Suddenly all the familiar routines are lost and the world (of coffee cups) are swirling round your head
That bit of advice is all very timely, life needs to be lived and enjoyed day by day and not deferred until a later date.