Sometimes I think my life is measured by cups – a large cup of tea in the morning, another (smaller) cup once I arrive in the office, maybe a third if the morning is tough, then I switch over to herbal, or if the kitchen only has lemon flavored green tea I’ll have that, as the afternoon creeps on I may allow myself a cup of cappuccino, a small pick-me-up to keep me going, and then of course those cups of tea at home in the evening – since I am trying to be good only herbal or fruit (or is I can source it liquorice, mmh), then of course there is the thermos of hot fruit tea I carry around with me in my portable office – my trusty satchel bag – the lid is the cup and I sip from while in college (both as a MfA student and as a lecturer).
So many cups punctuate my day, so many tiny breaks to just take a breath before I move on. Those moments of –pause – that it takes to lift, sip and swallow (sometimes with a brief closing of eyes) are vital to me, not only for reasons of hydration.
Maybe measuring my day, life, in cups isn’t so strange after all – the beverage of choice often reflexes my mood or my need and the breaks they give me help me navigate though my day.
I am on a juice fast so am measuring via that method.
sounds healthy – too much going on to focus on that, need my comforts to help me through the day
‘ For I have known them all already,
Known them all :
Have known the evenings, mornings,
I have measured out my life with
coffee spoons; ‘
Oh how lovely
Kate Crimmins said:
I use mocha lattes to medicate when I’m having a bad or trying day. So much better than prescription medicines but no less addictive!
Yes too true … But then it’s not always fun to be good
Well, I’m still a cafe con leche guy (Cuban coffee, Latte comes close) but after sharing tea with you in many interesting places, i have bought the holder for loose tea and usually get a pot boiling in the late afternoons and try my best. I gotta say, nothing I’ve made tastes as good as the tea in Ireland.
I know – it’s the water. You’ll find lots of tea and some coffee in the house for you to use
I’m a many many cups of tea person. Too many to count, but they certainly mark my day.
clicking our cups