There was only one tea I wanted today – Queen Catherine!
The house next to ours caught on fire, and burned to the ground. The firemen had to break into our house to make sure it wasn’t on fire, and our dog bit the firefighter in the face! Thankfully we were able to get his rabies vaccination certificate and all is as well as can be for our home, and none of our neighbors were injured, although they lost everything. It was very sobering and scary.
The Queen is keeping me even keeled and chin up as I plow through miles of work now that I’m finally back in the office today (as well as trying to keep up with scheduling repair people, insurance people, etc etc etc). The little bit of smoke in this tea is like the little bit of the virus they put in a vaccine. I’m reminded of the other side of smoke, and the impermanence and fragility of all this worldly stuff. Appreciate each day, each moment. You never know.