Tuesday Tea Time And Letters
How has your Tuesday been? I had a lovely cup of tea and started reading this delightful book by Lori Smith, The Jane Austen Guide To Life. The book, described as " a light biography and guide...on everything from living our dreams, being a woman of substance, finding a good man, managing money, and more" certainly delivers. I am enjoying its thoughtful, meditative style-- almost prosaic. Perfect to snuggle up with on these chilly days and sipping a hot cup of tea (in this case, Chocolate Chai). And yes, I have laundry needing to be folded, dishes are in the sink, and papers need grading. Those things can wait for I believe that there needs to be a time for loveliness and physical rest each day even if it doesn't amount to more than 15 minutes. Do you concur?
After reading a bit about all the struggles Jane Austen endured with her writing, it made me feel ashamed of all the excuses I give for not pursuing my projects with the same ardor. Did you realize that Jane Austen had been writing for 25 years before her first book was published? Incredible. I haven't read far into the book, but what I have read, I highly recommend.
So my afternoon ritual of putting the kettle on , sipping tea, and reading a few pages from a good book gets me primed to sit down and write a letter to my own "dear Cassandra". I am indeed blessed to have two sisters to write to. To whom will you be writing today?