Lean against… and listen ~ A cup of tea

September 2019

Feel free the use this writing prompt which kick-starts your creativity nicely πŸ™‚

December 2014

Lean against … and listen

I quote Kasey Mathews from the WANA group “Write to heal” for this writing prompt:

β€œWith paper and pen, or computer handy, lean back in your chair, or against the wall, or a sofa etc., close your eyes and imagine you are sitting under a large tree with your back resting against the trunk. On the other side of the tree, a Storyteller has come to sit down and also rest against the tree trunk. With eyes still closed, just listen. Wait for the Storyteller to begin his or her story. When you hear it begin, simply write down all that you hear. β€œ

Description for visually impaired readers: A white tea mug with red poppies on it standing on a rock. Over both white writing in the middle of the picture saying: Lean against… and listen

I should have a cup of tea.

No, it’s not snowing outside. Not yet at least. It is cold though. Freezing to be exact. I have closed my eyes and lean on the back of the pine green armchair and wish for a cup of tea.

Of course, I could get up and make myself one. But I just sat down. I do not want to get up again. I want to sit and concentrate on my inner storyteller and tell that story that wanted to come out ever since…. forever.

However, there is this dryness in my throat and that longing in my belly. Lovely milky brew with some spices. The softness of cinnamon and the strong earthy flavour of clove. And a little exotic: cardamom. Oh, I adore cardamom. It makes both my coffee and my tea just that little bit special.

Imagine that moment you sit down with the cup in your hand and you smell that mixture that reminds you of India and Christmas at the same time. You hold it with both hands, the cup warming them and you just sit and let the fragrances flow around you.

And then….. then you bring the cup close to your lips and the fragrances get more and more intense. Your mouth starts watering. You open it just a little bit and allow a sip of the divine drink to enter your mouth. Ahhh….

Ok, I go and make myself a cuppa!

11 thoughts on “Lean against… and listen ~ A cup of tea

      1. Well, let’s see … when you wrote this, I was just sitting down to a late lunch/early dinner at PF Changs (Chinese restaurant) where I was drinking unsweetened tea with lemon, and eating Shrimp-Fried Rice. Now, however, it is 1:00 a.m. and I am enjoying a lovely glass of cream sherry. I don’t allow myself wine until I have finished my post for the morning, and it is rather my treat for a ‘job done’ … sometimes a job well done, other times just a job done. Methinks that for the time being we will just have to have a glass in honour of the other, and tip a toast to each other, for that 5-hour time difference makes it difficult to share at the same time! That said, I just tipped my glass toward the east and said, “This one’s for you, my friend Bee!” πŸ₯‚

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