Green tea. Decaf Chai tea. Lemon Zinger tea. Chamomile tea, plain, with tulsi and honey and with tulsi and rose. Presently, “Throat Coat” tea.
No coffee for two weeks. I miss my coffee. I really miss my coffee.
But, I’ve accepted this loss of coffee as a lesson in impermanence. We all need to give up things from time to time even if it’s not by choice. We lose treasured items, two coworkers have lost earrings in the last two weeks. We lose important things like wallets (which was thankfully found under the endtable). We lose unimportant items like disposable pens that write smoothly but were running out of ink.
Thankfully, while I have lost one ritual of heading to my favorite shop for coffee, I made a new one with my morning tea… mid-morning tea…. afternoon tea…. evening tea (mostly chamomile). It’s still a hot beverage and if you’re a fan of “The Big Bang Theory“, you’ll appreciate this:
So, no coffee, but I have tea. A whole lotta tea…. but no lumps.