Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Join Me For Tea




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?



Mel said...

To this day I find it so interesting that germans "only" eat white and americans "only" green asparagus. I've always wondered how that came to be. Die berühmte Spargelzeit (I'm never quite sure if I should wright in german or in english when I visit your blog ^^) this year I'm late in buying some.......I've been craving it for about a week now though...its just SOOOO GOOOD!

And yes, Spring time here is just so amazing. I love the way everything comes to life. I always have the feeling that the plants grow about 4 inches in one mere day. It's just So nice!

I'd love to have some tea :)

Sue said...

I can definitely relate to the homesickness. It was horribly being away from my husband but now that we're together I miss my friends & family so much! I'd love to sit and have a cup of tea with you :)

Laura said...

I completely hear you on the homesickness. I've been away from Canada for 9 months and am completely missing my best friends...especially the one who just got engaged and asked me to be maid of honour. I'm sad I can't be with her...but I'm so happy to be here at the same time. Thanks for sitting down to tea with us ;)...p.s. someone recommended bach flowers for homesickness.

Noelani said...

Why yes, I would LOVE another cup of tea, thanks for asking :)

I, too, also have my moments of homesickness. So having 'tea time' is definitely my kinda morning, though my girlfriends are currently thousands of miles away from me. Traveling sounds amazing top.

eef said...

I want Turkish Apple tea! I was just thinking the other day how I wished I had some! haha

I miss Spargel and spring on the mountains... /sigh

Arabella said...

Such an artistic photo! :)

Brandy said...

Turkish apple tea sounds wonderful! I'm sort of becoming obsessed with drinking tea--even though I've only recently started drinking it. I just love it! But it's so much more fun having tea with a friend. :)

The Adventurer said...

I am seriously down to grab a cup of tea with you. You. better. believe. it. Except I may go for French Press... details details.

Have a seriously wonderful week, friend. I hope its just lovely!

Madeline Grace said...

Once again, I would love to sit down and have tea with you Daryl! <3 I'm sorry you're so homesick and I wish you could have a little bit of both.

I would love to talk to you about adventures of life and places I want to go. The world is so wonderful and there are so many places I want to see. <3

I hope you don't mind me stealing this blog post idea (with credit of course!) I love this idea so much. <3 <3

Jeanelle said...

"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 know exactly what you mean. For so long, I've wanted Europe. And now that I'm here... I just miss home so, so, deeply. Le sigh.

Oh and also - I LOVE yoga. It has changed my life and body over the past 6 years. I would love to sit down for tea with you someday :)

Kym ((bitty)) said...

aw, what a sweet and touching post. i loved reading every word.


Aspiring Kennedy said...

that is awesome about working in german, that will make your speaking SO great. i'm not sure i am up to par with working in french full-time.

the good news is, you'll learn how to make some AMAZING pastries... that hopefully, you can serve the next time we have tea. :)


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