20 June 2015

saturday wishes

'if wishes were horses, beggars would ride'
- english proverb -
even still 
i can't help myself.
somedays, all i want to be
is that beggar with a horse
and ride
i wish
i wish i loved drinking tea.
i am a coffee drinker and that really irritates me some days. 

tea, is served in dainty little cups - made of fine bone english china. they are pretty, dainty & fragile.  when an old teacup cracks it becomes even more charming, often more valuable.
- downton abbey -

coffee, on the other hand, is served in a mug. usually made of ceramics, plastic or paper - these mugs are heavy, clunky and often littered with logo's, advertising or funny faces. they are indestructible, dishwasher safe and ofttimes disposable.
- john deere -

sometimes,  I crave the ritual of tea.  Such a thoughtful and deliberate ceremony. 
So dignified.  The Queen drinks tea, not coffee! 
I do not think it crass or uncouth to sip tea from a pretty little pink teacup 
fresh in from the garden,  with dirty fingernails and a sweaty brow
 I would like to sit outside, in the sunshine, admire my garden and 
drink tea from a pretty little cup. 
 Just sometimes 

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  1. Coffee works fine in dainty little porcelain cups; using a coffee press to make the coffee and adding sugar and milk into the glass and stirring can be a bit of a ritual, different from tea but not all that different.

    A shot of espresso is often served in a smaller cup, although it's kind of a small mug more than a dainty tea cup.

    When I was served cappuccino in Rome it was in a nice dainty porcelain cup. I found it a little easier to sip with the thinner cup too.

  2. True but not quite the same


garden thoughts ...

'I sit in my garden, gazing upon a beauty that cannot gaze upon itself. And I find sufficient purpose for my day.'
- Robert Brault -