Friday, February 26, 2010

So, let us drink a cup of Tea



A passage from The Elegance of the Hedgehog
by Muriel Barbery

Moments like this act as magical interludes, placing our hearts at the edge of our souls: fleetingly, yet intensely, a fragment of eternity has come to enrich time.  Elsewhere the world may be blustering or sleeping, wars are fought, people live and die, some nations disintegrate, while others are born, soon to be swallowed up in turn--and in all this sound and fury, amidst eruptions and undertows, while the world goes its merry way, bursts into flames, tears itself apart and is reborn: human life continues to throb.
So, let us drink a cup of tea.

14 comments:

PeggyR said...

I am enjoying a cup of tea now. We are getting dumped on with snow. Our senior lunch was cancelled today...so we are in for the entire weekend. I enjoyed all the tea that you sent!

Cozy Little House said...

That about sums up life to me. The world continues to spin and wars continue to be fought. Marriages break up and nuptials are held. Babies are born and old folks are buried. But still, life goes on. And whether we drink tea or coffee, it comes time to sit down and have some.
Brenda

Jeanne said...

How beautiful and lovel is all that you share
Love Jeanne

Susan said...

"The Elegance of the Hedgehog" was a book that ripped at me. I have a hard time forgetting it. But yes, a cup of tea would soothe us all today.

parTea lady said...

I've never read that before - very thought provoking. The tea and meal in the photo look great.

La Tea Dah said...

Wow --- that about says it all. Such good things to remember. Thank you for sharing.

I love your photo! Is there a special location where you took it?

LaTeaDah

Steph said...

Timely sentiments! Thank you for them and the lovely photo.

Sherry said...

There is power in tea...in sharing, in sipping, savouring and enjoying. It calms and soothes and allows us to converse...I can't imagine my life without tea.

And I loved Muriel Barbery's "The Elegance of the Hedgehog"!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

"So, let us drink a cup of tea" that is truly the bottom line!! For me a cup of tea is the remedy for most everything - happiness or anger, or other emotions!

Nice reading!

Katherine

Pam said...

Oh, what a serene, elegant photo! I have not heard of the book but, will be checking it out. Interesting!

Tracy said...

Life keeps flowing... let's enjoy a cup of tea all the while! Happy to share a cup with you, Marilyn! :o) Happy Day ((HUGS))

~Sheila~ said...

How true, how true.
I grew up in England where tea is considered the cure for all that ails us!

susanna said...

Wonderful quote! I'm going to add that book onto my to-read list.

Donna and Miss Spenser said...

Thank you for sharing...your blog is beautiful and very peaceful...a sweet respite in the busy life I lead! Donna