Thursday, 17 January 2013

Koan: Café au Lait


When I lived in Québec I met a man who told me that in his student days he'd waited tables at a Montréal café. There, American tourists often asked him for "café au lait, hold the milk".

"What'd you do?" I asked.

"I brought it," he said.

(Adapted from 100 Days on the Mountain, copyright RK Henderson. Montréal street scene by Jean-Marc Plumauzille. Photo courtesy of the artist and WikiMedia Commons.)
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