‘contented sips of tea’
I highly recommend that you read ‘The Elegance of the Hedgehog’ by Muriel Barbery. Another writer who captures those little beauties of life right there on the page. Every chapter is like an equisite hand-crafted, love-heart shaped chocolate. So many words of wisdom, such intelligent outlooks and so much beauty is contained within this amazingly inspiring book.
I love books. I love reading until I can no longer make sense of the words. I love waking up knowing that my journey to work will not only be spent bustling through crowds of hundreds and thousands of businessmen, but also spent reading my book. Whatever book that may be. This week it just happened to be The Elegance of the Hedgehog, and what a joyful reading week it has been.
I will now dedicate ten minutes everyday to capturing something beautiful. Of course it may take longer than ten minutes because sometimes everything is beautiful. But I believe there are tiny things lurking out there, just waiting to be seen for the beauty they contain. I want to see them. And then I will tell you, and even if you are having a terrible day, maybe you will also be able to imagine what I am seeing, and then maybe, just maybe, you will be content, just for a moment…or two.
If all else fails, have some tea and cake and read ‘The Elegance of the Hedgehog.’