In February I wrote a post entitled “If We Sat Down For Tea” in which I told you about current happenings as if we were sitting together at this very moment. The post was well received and I’m at a place right now where I really could use a hot cup of tea with some close friends, so I thought this would be a perfect time to bring it around again.
I would be so happy if we could sit down for tea. I have a huge variety of teas I could offer you, both loose leaf and bagged, although since my trip to Istanbul I’ve been drinking “Turkish Apple” tea to an obsessive degree, so that is the kind I would choose. We would talk and laugh and complain about this and that, that and this, and let the hot tea warm us from the inside out. Gosh, that sounds nice right about now – doesn’t it?
If we sat down for tea, I would talk to you about homesickness. It was hard to be away from my husband when I was in California, but now that I’m back it’s hard to be without my friends. You just can’t win, can you?
I would tell you that springtime might just be my favorite season in Germany. In California, April looks very similar to other months – but here it’s positively stunning. I’ve never seen fields and hills so green – the tulips, the cherry blossoms, the baby green leaves on the trees…sigh! I’m so in love. It could rain a little less, though. Just a little less.
I would gush to you about the wonder that is Yoga and complain about how sad I am I hadn’t discovered it before this year. My body is NOT built for it, not in the slightest, which is probably why I hadn’t previously attempted it before, but my flexibility has drastically improved and I’m happier, more energetic, more…everything!
I would tell you (since you’re in Germany having tea with me) to make your way down to a farm stand selling fresh Spargel (German White Asparagus) and buy a whole kilo. It is absolutely amazing, and these stands are seriously on every street corner. Ah, another thing to love about spring time!
I would complain about Jet-Lag and all of its evils.
I would dream with you about traveling the world. It is torture living so close to so many places and not being able to visit every.single.one of them! We would dream about far away places, too, like Thailand and Argentina. Someday, someday.
I would tell you about the second job I just got, working in a traditional German bakery in the mornings, and how excited I am to have a job where I will need to speak to and serve customers in German.
I would be so glad to listen to your stories of triumphs and failures, small happy moments and grand adventures – and just escape the world as two friends do when they sit and talk with a cup of tea.
Thank you for listening to my rantings. Want another cup?