February 15, 2015

December 06, 2014

The Importance of Tea?

As December begins, 
I am reminded of this time 
last year 
when I attended a winter tea.
I knew about two people at the table.
Yet, when the guests arrived, everyone acted as if they had known each other for years.
As if,
they had all once been
who just so happened to decide that they should all get together and meet for tea.
for tea.
A whole afternoon spent with strangers who felt like friends.
Talking, laughing,
crying, sharing,
All because of a 
kind friend,
an open home,
and some cups of tea.
I just 
really, really,
believe in tea. 

August 12, 2014

For One White Singing Hour of Peace. . .

Because life is just so terribly noisy sometimes.

by Sarah Teasdale

Life has loveliness to sell,
 All beautiful and splendid things,
Blue waves whitened on a cliff,
      Soaring fire that sways and sings,
And children's faces looking up
Holding wonder like a cup.

Life has loveliness to sell,
Music like a curve of gold,
Scent of pine trees in the rain,
Eyes that love you, arms that hold,
And for your spirit's still delight,
Holy thoughts that star the night.

Spend all you have for loveliness,
Buy it and never count the cost;
For one white singing hour of peace
      Count many a year of strife well lost,
And for a breath of ecstasy
Give all you have been, or could be.

July 24, 2014

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June 15, 2014

The Message of Tea

Tea time is a
celebration of beauty,
a celebration of friendship
a celebration of life.

Because sometimes we get distracted from life by life,
  amidst the noise
have some tea

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Retrospect.   (Thoughts about project after completion)

June 09, 2014