Well, with my morning cuppa in my hand, I popped into Jamie's studio today to see what her wishcrafting prompt was. ' Who do you wish to have tea with?'. Oh my! I am British & Tea is what we do. Its a cultural cure-all, the glue that holds us together. We are taught how to make tea as soon as we are old enough to reach the kettle. We know tea. 'Would you like a cup of tea?' is the very first thing you say to a guest once their feet are over the threshold. And even if you don't then you just say yes & only drink a bit. To say no, well, it just halts the social niceties in their tracks! I love the ritual of tea making, it gives you something to do & say while you adjust to each other's energies. Anyway, I digress. Who do I wish to have tea with?
My initial reaction, which I always listen to, was ME! I love this time of the morning, when everyone has been taken, or taken themselves, to where they need to be for the day. And I can just sit down with a cuppa in my favourite mug and catch up with myself. A small pause before I then get on with the rest of my morning jobs & joys.
Then, I thought about who else I would like to share a tea time with. Grand sweeping thoughts of famous and/or inspiring people. No-one stood out. I realise that the person I most enjoy spending tea time when I am not in solitude, is my beloved husband. And tonight we will be doing just that! Tonight, we are going on a date, for the first time in I don't know how long. We have had a dear friend staying with us for several weeks and it just occurs to us now to take advantage of some built-in babysitting! So we will be out together. Probably a swim & sauna followed by a cuppa at the coffee shop there. I am sooooooo EXCITED! Wheeeee. A tea date with my love!