And yet, there is a darkening too, and the clouds were gathering.
And, just in case I needed a reminder, I was served this egg/tea timer with my tea at Sausalito cafe. I was reminded of the first hour glass I ever saw: in ‘The Wizard of Oz’. I trembled on the edge of my seat as I watched the sand running through, anticipating doom. At the cafe however, the words written on the holder for this tea-timer were comforting:
Health benefits indeed, in this range of ‘NZ Live Tea’, for it combines traditional teas with Maori herbal remedies.
So as I drank my cup of ‘Otago Gold’ (green tea and kawakawa with ginger and lemon grass’), I felt warmed and mellowed. Even though the leaves on the trees are losing colour and flavour, a little more each day, at least some of it is being transferred to the inside of me, there to enjoy and hold.