This morning I made a cup of tea. Have you ever looked at tea? If you take a look at tea, before the leaves are brewed, each leaf is curled up into itself, like a little piece of a mystery. And then, when you add hot water, voilá! The leaves unfurl and emit their special fragrance and taste.
Doesn’t that seem magical? Every time I scoop out a spoonful of tea leaves and drop them into a tea leaf infuser I just think, wow. It may be a tiny thing, but it’s a lovely and wonderful thing, all the same.
And here’s the result! A lovely cup of oolong tea and the basket infuser of unfurled leaves. Doesn’t that look amazing?
Do you drink tea? What is your favorite type of tea? I’m partial to Oolong, but I also enjoy Darjeeling, Assam, and other flavors and types of tea. If it’s really good tea, the first swallow makes me feel happy.
Indie Bookstore Day, part 2
This weekend my daughter and I had the chance to go to another bookstore and claim our “prize” for making it all the way around our bookstore tour earlier this month. We had refreshments, including yummy spice cake with cream cheese frosting, and we visited with other bookstore lovers and staff. Super-fun! Here we are!
Tea and Writing . . .
. . . My adventure with tea (above) reminded me of the power in small details. If you are a writer, photographer, artist, you know what I’m talking about! There is a talent – isn’t there? – in being to take a moment to see things, really see things, that are small and easy to miss. And they say, that’s the way into poetry and other art, noticing small details. And making something out of them! What do you think?