Friday, February 24, 2012

Thoughts Over Tea

I spend the evening with a pot of tea and some poetry.  I listen to water flowing over pebbles, the sound of my breathing, the room dimly lit with the gentle golden glow of a desktop lantern.

Early this morning, a cardinal waited for a pause in the snowfall before she left her hiding place; I worried awhile as she stood on that branch.

Have a lovely night, whether in the company of friends, or strangers, or in solitude.  You never know who is with you in prayer, who is wishing you well. 


  1. Ooh, what a lovely new tea set!

    I love the peaceful atmosphere of this post; the compassion felt for the cardinal; and the ending thought which put a smile on my face. :)

  2. Your blog is such a gentle place, Jade. I imagine the space you inhabit is constantly at peace. x

  3. This is really simple and peaceful. Beautiful tea pot and cup!

  4. This has been one of the loveliest moments of my day. Thank you for offering it to us. :) PS Your profile photo is lovely! Hope all is well. -lené

  5. Thanks for giving me this beautiful moment in a hectic day.

  6. This sets a wonderful scene. So calm in chaos.

    I cannot believe I've only just started reading now.

    Do have a good day, and take care. I hope your evenings should remain as peaceful.
    Mhairi x

  7. Your words bring peace, Jade. I love the image - may we all find that quiet place in the midst of our business!

  8. Nice to see a few meditative words from you again.