HOK #22: Adam Gallaro


Meet Adam Gallaro.

“Coffee is the one thing I’m good at. Seriously, it’s the one place I feel I have the ability to be myself, but also get to experience this sort of strange time travel, out-of-body experience. It’s impossible not to want to think deeper and look deeper into it. Once you look behind the basics, it’s more than a morning habit, it’s a lifestyle.

Ten years ago, I was concerned about mastering anything I could get my hands on, whether it was coffee, food, music, arts, culture, sports, anything I could find, I wanted to be perfect at. I wanted to excel at. Now, I worry less about being multi-talented and worry about what I am doing at that moment.

I have two heroes. The first is my dad, because I watched someone create their own business and create something for themselves that was non-existent before. He tackled it and succeeded. The other is Kurt Vonnegut Jr., an author. He has this amazing satirical way of deconstructing society and social norms, while creating humour and offering a sense of sanity and absurdity.

The best advice I’ve ever been given is ‘sometimes you have to slow down.’ It’s something I tell myself on a regular basis. It’s something I struggle with, and it’s something I think anybody who lives a fast-paced, social media ridden, modern life can easily do to get more out of everything.”

Collected by Ellen Bond

Humans of Kitchissippi is a special street photography project designed to introduce readers to some of the people who live, work, and play in Kitchissippi. Each instalment of HOK contains three elements: a photo, a name, and a quote from the subject that reveals a little bit about who they are. View our growing collection of humans right here.

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