Monday, August 10, 2009

A Cuppa Teardrop Tea

When I was little one of my most dearest books was Owl at Home by Arnold Lobel, which I begged my mother to read over and over again for me. Our favorite story was the one where Owl sits down and thinks sad thoughts to collect enough tears for teardrop tea.

Whenever I am having a woe is me moment, I think about the teardrop tea and start brewing my own cup.

My thoughts for my teardrop tea:

- Another rejection letter
- Being asked by your mother if you are pregnant (again and again)
- The unspoken tension in the room
- Deadbeat dads
- The bags underneath your eyes
- Days long gone
- Fueling the tiny doubt that tells you that perhaps the Universe is conspiring AGAINST you instead of with you
- The things you have no control over...

Then I visualize putting that toxic cup down and just walking away from it.


  1. Anonymous4:20 AM

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  2. Hannah9:58 PM

    My sister and I were reminiscing the other day about this very book...we grew up in New Zealand so it's pretty cool this book was so popular around the world. Thanks for sharing your tear drop moments.
    Needless to say I've ordered a copy from Amazon :)

  3. I must have been about 5 or 7 or something when i first read this story. i'm 20 now.
    I don't know what made me search for it today, just couldnt recall the name, so typed "owl tea teadrops cup" in google and your's was the 1st result.

    I used to bug my ma to read this to me too, atleast thrice a day!

    Thanks for mentioning it in your post, it's triggered memories of a lot of happy, happy times...

    incidently, do you know the other stories in this series? I remember this one was a part of many such stories - there was one about a blue china tea set i think.. :)

  4. Anonymous4:17 PM

    Thank you for posting your thoughts about one of my favorite childhood stories! It warmed my heart!

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