Things to do while I’m not feeling wellPosted: December 29, 2011
#1: Enjoy a cup of tea. Really enjoy it. Watch the steam curl and rise. Place my hands around the cup and feel the warmth. Notice the color of the tea. Breathe in the scent, the warmth, the moisture. Feel the liquid warmth on my tongue and sliding down my throat and into my stomach, the heat radiating throughout.
Savor the flavor.
Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves — slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future.
~ Thich Nat Hahn
I have had a couple cups of tea today. Rooibus (redbush) tea because I like it and it’s said to be good for the immune system. Ginger tea because the anti-viral medication is making me feel seasick — nauseous, headachy, dizzy.
#2: Take photos of the cup of tea and play with them in Photoshop. It keeps the mind occupied, distracted from the unpleasantness of side effects and pain. A respite found twice in a cup of tea.
Find yourself a cup of tea; the teapot is behind you. Now tell me about hundreds of things.