As we sit in our house, waiting for the world to return to normal, I know that cigars will get us through.
One of the silver linings associated with this time in constant quarantine is the opportunity it has given me to become reacquainted with my love of cigars. There is now nothing that stands in the way of me and a good stogie.
Good Any Time of the Day
“I smoke in moderation. Only one cigar at a time.” Mark Twain
I have been able to smoke in the mornings with my coffee. I have been able to smoke during my class Zoom sessions. (I’m probably the first person in decades to smoke while attending a class at Yale.)
I have been able to smoke while writing papers. In fact, Montecristo, Cohiba, and Romeo y Julieta probably deserve co-author credits on all the final papers I have turned in this semester.
So, what I have concluded during this time of crisis is that cigars can get us through this. Cigars can get us through anything.
A Dearth of Good Company
“If heaven has no cigars, I shall not go there.” Mark Twain
Admittedly, stogies are best enjoyed with friends. Alas, I must smoke alone while quarantined with a bunch of cigar haters. Someday, however, I will have the opportunity to rejoin my fellow cigar smokers in the eternal bond of appreciation for fine tobacco.
I have enjoyed the samples I have continued to receive from Monthly Clubs’ Cigar of the Month Club. I have been introduced to Privada Club for the first time, which offers some of the best cigars that I have ever tried in my life.
Grateful for Cigars
There is no replacing a good cigar, and no moment spent smoking a cigar is a wasted moment.
Always there to take the edge off and bring a smooth sense of relaxation, I love cigars, and I am grateful for all the time that I have had with them over the past endless weeks.
It now makes sense to me why Winston Churchill smoked so many. They got him through fighting the Nazis. And they will get us through this pandemic.
“When I have found intense pain relieved, a weary brain soothed, and calm, refreshing sleep obtained by a cigar, I have felt grateful to God, and have blessed His name.” Charles Spurgeon