Semi Off Topic: International Women’s Day & Tea

Today was International Women’s Day.

This quote was in the lobby of where I work. One of my patients stopped me in the hall to specifically point it out. He expressed how  meaningful it was for him, in light of our discussions during our weekly group.

I am also a tea lover and I was an unofficial women’s studies minor in university.

So, in honor of International Women’s Day, I thought I would post this quote.

 

Enjoy! 

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43 thoughts on “Semi Off Topic: International Women’s Day & Tea

  1. SimpletoWow March 16, 2016 at 10:20 PM Reply

    great quote!

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  2. Pan March 17, 2016 at 7:05 AM Reply

    Whew ! I’m glad it wasn’t referring to us as turning into old used up bags πŸ˜‚

    Good quote.. and true 😊

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  3. Osyth March 17, 2016 at 10:49 AM Reply

    My second daughter had a t-shirt made with that quote on it a few years back … those that know her know that when she is wearing it, she means business πŸ™‚

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    • Cooking For The Time Challenged March 17, 2016 at 10:56 AM Reply

      Funny! Your daughter sounds like a riot! I liked it on so many levels. I love tea in general and I love the idea of transformation through adversity where we become better than what we were before. 🌈

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      • Osyth March 17, 2016 at 11:11 AM

        Me too – it’s the one thing I can’t abide in France – week black or tissaines are NOT proper tea. Proper tea is taken with milk or lemon and possibly a sweetener of some kind and the first cup of the day is the most important moment in many a British life. My daughter is quite a personality!

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      • Cooking For The Time Challenged March 17, 2016 at 11:17 AM

        Tea is a work of art. I also like herbal teas and brewing them from scratch. Plus, there is a lot of ritual around tea. It is very soothing and comforting. It is a bit of a standing joke between my husband and me. Funny.

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      • Osyth March 17, 2016 at 11:50 AM

        I agree wholeheartedly. As a point of interest my Uncle (now nearly 80 years old) had tea plantations in East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) but had to flee with his pregnant (native) wife during the Independence War. They then settled in New Guinea growing coffee until things got too dangerous there when they eventually moved to Australia. I remember the excitement as a child when a wooden tea chest would arrive at my grandmother’s house from him and the tea would be divided between she and her daughters homes so including ours. We kept the tea in special caskets and the ritual attached to warming the pot, getting the water at the exact right temperature and brewing the right amount of tea for the numbers at the table and then my mother graciously serving it and keeping the pot warm under its cosy has stayed with me forever.

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      • Cooking For The Time Challenged March 17, 2016 at 12:08 PM

        That sounds wonderful! My mother really appreciates good tea and coffee. We also had special tea pots, tea cups, strainers, and a cosy. There is something very special about it.

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      • Osyth March 17, 2016 at 12:31 PM

        I think ritual is an essential part of life – it calms and empties the mind of everything except the familiar pattern of whatever it is one is doing πŸ™‚

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      • Cooking For The Time Challenged March 17, 2016 at 12:51 PM

        Yes!

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  4. dfolstad58 March 17, 2016 at 11:28 AM Reply

    My favorite tea is Bengal spice, a chai that tastes like pumpkin pie in a cup.

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  5. Lynz Real Cooking March 17, 2016 at 1:42 PM Reply

    What an amazing quote, so true!

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    • Cooking For The Time Challenged March 17, 2016 at 10:33 PM Reply

      I forgot to reply to you! I also like the quote. Aside from the comparison to tea, which is very important, I am touched that my patient did too. He made a special effort to walk me over to see it — using a cane no less.

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  6. Chitra Jagadish March 17, 2016 at 6:02 PM Reply

    Amazing quote….

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  7. Karina Pinella March 18, 2016 at 7:08 PM Reply

    Excellent quote.

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  8. sabitha March 19, 2016 at 3:29 PM Reply

    What an excellent quote πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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  9. sabitha March 19, 2016 at 10:19 PM Reply

    πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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  10. Sheryl March 20, 2016 at 7:12 PM Reply

    Thanks for sharing the wonderful quote. It makes me think about how women are often strong in unexpected, difficult situations.

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  11. spearfruit March 21, 2016 at 3:39 PM Reply

    LOL, great quote! πŸ™‚

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  12. Parul Singhal March 24, 2016 at 11:56 PM Reply

    Amazing quote Carol..I also like herbal tea….πŸ’ž

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  13. acobriant82 May 26, 2016 at 2:30 PM Reply

    I love this! My new favorite quote for sure.

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