Eggs for Tea: Happy New Year 2013
a favorite passage from a favorite book
“I finish this entry sitting on the stairs. I think it worthy of note that I never felt happier in my life – despite sorrow for father, pity for Rose, embarrassment about Stephen’s poetry and no justification for hope as regards our family’s general outlook. Perhaps it is because I have satisfied my creative urge; or it may be due to the thought of eggs for tea.”
I Capture the Castle, Dodie Smith, last paragraph of Part 1, Chapter 1, page 11.
The New Year slipped in like an easy birth, like a peaceful death. Last night I had some dear friends visiting, decided against paper plates, instead, unwrapped my mother’s old china, she loved pretty things. Started the New Year with breakfast on a tray, coffee, pink champagne and leftovers from last night’s feast all fancied up. Sometimes the simple things, sipping from a china cup, serving breakfast on a tray, sitting in a hot bath and revisiting a favorite book, like “having eggs for tea” can be so cheering and really, just enough, truly perfect.