Monday, December 30, 2013

Tea Time

Come let us have some tea,
and continue to talk about happy things.

Just as there is an interlude between seasons,
the days between Christmas and the New Year
form an interval of quiet.

That stillness is something I look forward to every year.
The hustle and bustle and "to do" lists of Christmas are memories,
and a lack of urgency seems to settle over us like a fine sifting of snow.
And one way to enjoy that interval is to take a moment for tea.

Many cultures have specific rituals around the drinking of tea.
Probably because there is something soothing and deeply satisfying 
about sitting down to a cup of tea, anytime you have it.

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