Introspective Insights

Introspective - adj: Examining sensory and perceptual experiences. Insight - n: The capacity to discern the true nature of a situation.

The Sound of the Tea Kettle

Years ago, at Grandma’s house, the sound of the tea kettle called us to every meal. Sturdy and shiny with no top – only the small spout to fill with water. We came and ate and she sipped…and I will never forget.

Tea unites us…

Brother’s red tea in a far away land

Mom’s Lipton for everyday iced tea

Grandma’s Salada so hard to find

Best friend’s green tea in all forms – hot, cold, sweetened, bottled

Lost friend’s cinnamon spice

Niece’s chai

Father in law’s room temperature black tea

Friend’s herbal spiced tea

Sister’s Oh My Chai!

My love – out drinking white tea

Sweetened, unsweetened, milk, cream, hot, cold, tea latte…

The tea kettle – its soft whistle unites us – binds us together in friendship, love, and connects us when we are miles apart. Memories, warmth, soothing, peaceful.

It’s cold, my friends…turn on the tea kettle…I’ll be there with you in spirit.