“Would you like an adventure now,” said Peter causally. “Or would you like to have your tea first?”
J.M Barrie, Peter Pan
On the one hand, adventure. On the other, tea. Adventure, tea. Adventure, tea. The choice isn’t exactly an easy one. Some days, I want to go be rugged and conquer impossible odds and defy danger, and some days I want to sit and sip a steaming cup of Earl Grey and be content in the quietness.
The truth is, most of life is lived in between adventure and tea. The business of normalcy keeps both extremes at bay. Let’s face it, it’s hard to sustain life as a nonstop adventurer. And if teatime is the most taxing task of the day, you probably have about as much real-life responsibility as a porcelain doll.
So somewhere between adventure and tea, we find what we call “normal life.”
But I think if you look closer, you’ll discover a surprising fact: There is a little bit of tea in every adventure, and adventure in every cup of tea. And “normal life” is jam-packed with them both. You just have to be willing to look.
I write to celebrate adventure AND tea.