Sunday, April 29, 2012

Something profound about tea

Tea is often associated with meditation and so I offer you the following that I just discovered:
When the news reporter said "Shopkeepers are opening their doors bringing out blankets and cups of tea" I just smiled. It's like yes. That's Britain for you. Tea solves everything. You're a bit cold? Tea. Your boyfriend has just left you? Tea. You've just been told you've got cancer? Tea. Coordinated terrorist attack on the transport network bringing the city to a grinding halt? Tea dammit! And if it's really serious, they may bring out the coffee. The Americans have their alert raised to red, we break out the coffee. That's for situations more serious than this of course. Like another England penalty shoot-out. 
 -- Jslayeruk, as posted on Metaquotes Livejournal, in response to the July 2005 London subway bombings 

1 comment:

  1. Ellie, this is perfect. My mother was born on the island of Jersey, her family were all from Dorset -- and any crisis or discomfort can be averted or alleviated, at least a little, by a cup of hot tea with milk in it. I linked to this on my FB page.


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