Tea for Someone

“When you have nobody you can make a cup of tea for, when nobody needs you, that’s when I think life is over.” Audrey Hepburn

The art of making tea is not about getting the water temperature right, or setting the table with rare and delicate China teacups, or serving the most expensive tea. It is about taking care of each other and creating an atmosphere where fellowship is welcome and honoured. It is not about being served tea – it is the humble task of serving it to another fellow traveler. In doing so, our life has meaning, relevance and purpose.

 

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  1. Hear, hear! What a perfect philisophy for life 🙂

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    1. Clanmother says:

      Audrey Hepburn had a marvelous understanding of what was important. May it be so for all of us! It’s raining in Vancouver – a perfect “tea” day.

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      1. Indeed! And every day is a perfect tea day in my view – although rain helps!! 🙂

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      2. Indeed! And every day is a perfect tea day in my view, although rain helps!! 🙂

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      3. Clanmother says:

        And we have buckets of it today in Vancouver!!! I have more umbrellas than sandals. That should give you a clue on the weather situation in our fair land. Rain always brings freshness…

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      4. I love the rain – any ‘proper’ weather in fact. We get plenty of it in Scotland too of course. They say there is no such thing as bad weather, just the wrong clothes. So your sandal/umbrella sounds just right!!

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      5. Clanmother says:

        I love Scotland! I understand Dougie McLean’s “Caledonia” is played at the football games. Every time I hear him sing it, I want to come back too!!! And I agree with you on the “right clothes”

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  2. Wow! That is absolutely amazing!!! What a wonderful start to my week! 🙂

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    1. Clanmother says:

      And it is going to be a week of excitement, no doubt, with Halloween coming up!! Heading out into the rain to my favorite “tea” haunt!!

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      1. How Exciting!!! 🙂

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  3. Ed Spadoni says:

    I never appreciated tea until I met my wife and her family, to whom tea was an institution. It is in our house now too. Enjoying this series Rebecca.

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    1. Clanmother says:

      You are very lucky!! Tea has a way of becoming an institution. It seems to start a conversation that keeps going and going and going over the years. You always make my day when you stop by for a visit…

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  4. I love what you write, your post are always full of interesting thougths, wise advices and beautiful quotes!
    Have a nice day!

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    1. Clanmother says:

      It is always a good day when you stop by for a visit!!! Thank you so much for your comments – we have an amazing blogger community. I am very glad that we connected!!!

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  5. It is always good, whether alone or with others to have the perfect cup of tea–any of the many varieties will do. I have just perfected my own perfect “London Fog” using my grandson’s wife’s tea mixture that she introduced to me. You are invited to have a cup with me.

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    1. Clanmother says:

      I’ll be over….

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