When I lived in Indiana winter hung on through Easter and often dumped a bit of snow to remind us that the change in seasons had not yet arrived.
“A fashion model in swimsuit poses on the beach,” 1958, The Department of Commerce Collection, State Library & Archives of Florida and the Florida Memory Project
Practicing the ritual of having tea with your friends or family is one way to move more deeply into living. This habit, and others like it: reading poetry aloud, holding hands while walking, bowing a head in prayer, washing someone’s hands, or extending a cup of tea brings us into the real by pulling us out of time and the tasks that push at us to be completed. Once in this moment, simple gestures lends themselves to creation – to the making of one small world that connects with many other worlds in bonds one has to be still enough to see.
Tea break for the Lynch sisters, Queensland, Australia, State Library of Queensland