Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Tea for Two

My Wandering Wednesday Series are dedicated to the flight of my imagination now and then, captured by my camera lens. And then, songs and movies simply fill in the gaps for the right captions! I try to give you the back story of the picture too. Perhaps you may see a tale hidden there. Check the previous posts here.


My parents always talked over a cup of tea. That morning ritual was sacred. It was food for the soul. We grew up watching them. It somehow gave the assurance that as long as you spoke over a cup of tea, everything will be alright. I still believe that. However, as I grew up, I graduated to coffee. The busy city life don't give you that luxury of a lazed morning. I have to wait for dinner to play catch up with hubby. But I do have a morning ritual of my own. I have my cuppa coffee and me time. And yes, it is manna for my soul, that heart to heart chat with myself, about how I am gonna spend my day today. I need that soul connect to be, simply me. You should try it!

Shot this at Mainland China, Malad, as we waited for lunch to arrive. The downcast skies in the background against the suburban skyline were an added bonus. The rains are being generous to Mumbai this year and so far, I am loving it. And in such weather, the most mundane of things can look ethereal  It is all a matter of perspective. Take off your judging glasses! They are way out of fashion, this season.



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40 comments:

Ruchira said...

Most of the conversations my parents have is over a cup of tea. The morning ritual is sacred to them :P
Lovely click !

Blogwati Gee said...

I can only imagine Ruchira. Thanks, me likey the pic too!

Vidya Sury said...

I am liking it! I enjoy my own "me" time and chat with my very large mug of coffee in the morning every. single. day. Must. Then suddenly the day looks a lot brighter and everything seems possible.

Blogwati Gee said...

True Vidya. It is an affirmation I need every morning, no matter the stakes, I'll rock the game :)

JANU said...

Morning tea is my me time too.

Prateek said...

I agree that weather makes mundane things look extraordinary !

Roshni AaMom said...

It's a beautiful shot! MY parents also had their tea ritual in the morning...along with newspaper! Very Bong! I too have changed to coffee because of my Southie husband! :P

Blogwati Gee said...

And we so need it!

Blogwati Gee said...

Hai na? I thought so too.....I love the rains!

Blogwati Gee said...

I do have tea......but yup changed to coffee because of the hubby. And I was just with my cuppa some time ago. Here's to another day!

Bhavya said...

Rainy season is the one I look forward to every year, and to quote you, "the most mundane of things can look ethereal".
Lovely click as usual :)

goingbeyondthepages said...

Very nice click. :) I think it is a nice ritual - a perfect way to start the day.

Blogwati Gee said...

Copy that Bhavya. It is my most fav season........I fall in love with myself.....all over :)

Blogwati Gee said...

You bet it is. You should try it.

deepsspeakingup said...

I have been reading so many rainy-posts lately! Oh whyever cant the Rain God grace me too? Please send some across to Gulf-land, will you, BG? I'm craving for some showers!

As for the morning cuppa, I'm a tea person, but I can totally relate with the me time you talked about having with your cup of coffee! I have the same with my morning tea :)

Blogwati Gee said...

Ah, my sis has been craving for the rains too in your land. God willing........soon!

And I am so happy to know that people have this ritual just like me. IT kinda brightens my day already :)

Ritu said...

I love the tea kettle. I can recall waking up as a child to my parents talking to each other on the dining table ... it made me feel secure and happy

Blogwati Gee said...

Yes Ritu, security in a way we'd never know again. You are so right.

Naina Madan said...

I loved the back story and I do it myself. Kind of helps connect you better to the picture.

On that early morning teac ritual, I too have grown up watching my parents follow the same. I can so relate to it. Also, since my sister and I are coffee drinkers and like you mentioned, due to hectic days, we all catch up with each other usually on Saturday & Sunday evening, parents with tea, us with cold coffee and biscuits and matthi for company!

Loved your post today. Felt like home.

Blogwati Gee said...

And I am so glad you feel the way you do right now. As I blogger/writer I think we live for such moments where words have the power to touch lives. Hugs.

Suzy said...

My morning tea ritual was with my dad - tea and toast at 7 each morning. I miss that. Now I tea and toast alone and even though it's me time it's not fun time. I miss my dad. And it's tea for me - nothing like a nice strong cuppa. Love the pic - very nicely composed.

asteria's canvass said...

Everyone specially rains , is making me miss mumbai more and more..,

Blogwati Gee said...

Take a flight out here immediately :)

Blogwati Gee said...

I can understand Suzy. Sometimes, things are just not the same. But glad you continue the ritual. Somewhere there is a starnge comfort in familiarity.

Afshan said...

True the most mundane things look holy with a rainy back drop :)
I jst hope rains will be pleasant everywer :(
Anyway liked this piece . cheers to the me-tea time !

Cynthia Rodrigues Manchekar said...

You are so right, Vinita. Judging should go out of fashion. I enjoy my me-time on the long commute to office. Instead of making small talk with my fellow-commuters, I prefer to keep my own silence. It is very enriching. Tea times, unfortunately, see me gulping down the stuff, rather than savouring it. Maybe I'll try that on a holiday.

wordsndreamz said...

I do that too - my coffee and me time, first thing in the morning. And it is priceless! I feel odd and rushed, if I ever have to skip it.

Blogwati Gee said...

Thanks Afshan :) Yes, with you on the rains being pleasant.....

Blogwati Gee said...

Savour the tea and the me time Cynthia. Works for me. And yes silence is amazingly a clarion call for clarity.

Blogwati Gee said...

Oh, I so understand that feeling WnD!

dianasmusings said...

There's no better way to start the day than by having a hot cup of Tea/ coffee. I love this morning ritual and infact all my family members are tea drinkers. I love the tea kettle !

Blogwati Gee said...

Oh, I loved it too........and believe it or not, it had soya sauce in it.....lol!

SuKupedia ™ :) :) said...

My mother's tea time would be at around 11am after all her housework was done...sipping that watching her fav serials :) :) Dad would have his tea after coming from office and would never finish it and then give the remaining to the one who has been a good child during the day :) :).. a ritual which we waited impatiently for to happen :) :)

Diwakar Narayan said...

Good that we are going to these little things and pondering over them. They make you feel comforted and complete. Such thoughts are real fillers.

Blogwati Gee said...

Oh my daughter leaves a quarter of her milk for our cat everyday. And give Tinkle the same milk in another cup, she won't have. Can you imagine? So I can totally understand about rituals......these are such wonderful family things.

Blogwati Gee said...

Oh little things is what rocks my world all the way. Big things are too heavy to carry around :)

Vishal Kataria said...

Way to go Vinita! I miss time to sit in the morning and sip a cup of tea talking to someone.

You've captured and described the mood very well...

Aditi said...

Lovely capture... :)
Morning tea ritual is a must with newspaper. Earlier it was with my ma pa n after marriage it continues with my in laws... :)

Rickie said...

Pretty!
So, what exactly do you do when you are having some well deserved me time over a cuppa? Catch up on blog reading? I seem to have started doing that, having junked TOI from my daily ritual altogether.

tulika singh said...

It has always been tea for my parents and now for the husband and me too. I treasure my morning cup of tea - chain ki chai - I like to call it :-) - a peaceful cup of tea is the best way to get the morning going. Loved that shot.

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