Let’s Meet for Tea!

One day I’m going to plan a mega tea party and invite all my pen friends. It would be wonderful to sit around and chat at length about our mutual interests, the pretty things we all love, and our lives in general. That is not feasible at the moment, so instead, I gather the letters and postcards received and enjoy them with a hot cup of herbal tea during my quiet moments in the morning or evening.  I imagine that I am having tea with my friends as I savor their words.

That’s what Trang K’s Live-Laugh-Love postcard is about.

“Steeped in Life, Love, and Laughter,” Handmade Postcard by Trang K.

Trang crafts such delicate watercolor postcards. You might remember the sunflower she sent a few months ago. [She sent another sunflower recently. I’ll be sharing that one on the blog soon]. Trang not only creates visually beautiful cards but she also writes beautiful messages.  On this one she wrote about the way she crafted the postcard.

She writes:

Postcards have two sides: “a scenic” side and a “journey” side. While the scenic side tickles our senses, the journey side is filled with facts stamps, dates, and beautifully handwritten words from caring hearts…fingerprints of the postcard’s travels in time and space. ❤

She continues:

I created this postcard to feature the “journey” on both sides–real and imagined.  Like an envelope wraps the gift of a letter, the journey side, full of LIFE and stamped with LOVE and LAUGHTER is the gift.  May we each celebrate the scenic route and savor the homecoming of our hearts to our souls.

Don’t you want to write a letter now? Then do so…Grab a postcard or some stationery, make some tea, and have a spot with a faraway friend.

“Wait and Drink Tea”

I could not store this super cute teddy bear postcard without sharing it.  Postcrosser Gabi from Germany sent this one.  The postcard features a German proverb that translates “Wait and drink tea.”  According to Gabi this means “wait and see.”  Good advice for those of us who are quick to judge or who want to rush in and fix every difficult situation and person we run across.  Sometimes, it’s necessary to preserve our sanity and take our time–or “wait and see”–how things will play out. “Wait and drink tea” makes perfect sense to me!  A piping hot cup of tea usually gives me peace over a matter, slows me down and sheds light on or lends clarity to certain things for me.  In fact, I think I’ll have a cup now…

“Wait and Drink Tea”