On, in, and Around Mondays: When the Gift Knows What You Need
Every morning I would make tea, in an individual teapot.
Every morning, my older daughter would come by surreptitiously and steal-away with some of the tea.
"Hey, did you take my tea?" I'd say, and laugh, when I'd gone back for more tea and found my teapot wanting.
Then I received a casual teapot for Christmas. Full-sized and cheery, it sat on the counter. Until one day it occurred to me... why, yes, I could make a whole pot of tea every morning, couldn't I.
So I started to do that, and it quickly became a new ritual. And even my younger daughter now has tea every morning.
I started thinking about this phenomenon the other day—how the addition of something we didn't know we wanted or needed can change our lives in the most delightful ways. For my younger daughter, it has been not so much the teapot as her new journal. Every day, she makes clothing designs in it. This has become her new ritual.
I am not sure we can make these things happen. It's as if the gift has to arrive, for the unperceived need to become apparent.
As for me, I accept the serendipity. Especially if it comes with tea.
On, In and Around Mondays (which partly means you can post any day and still add a link) is an invitation to write from where you are. Tell us what is on, in, around (over, under, near, by...) you. Feel free to write any which way... compose a tight poem or just ramble for a few paragraphs. But we should feel a sense of place. Would you like to try? Write something 'in place' and add your link below.
If you could kindly link back here when you post, it will create a central meeting place. :)
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