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Weekly Photo Challenge: Good Morning!

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Posted in Culture/History, Personal

Morning Ritual

Habits. They might seem dull and boring. But habits also give comfort and peace, as they allow the mind to relax and help to prepare for the day to come.

Every morning the usual and hurried actions: get up, shower while wondering what clothes to wear, get hair under control, eye liner, mascara, head towards kitchen for breakfast. Run, Dutchess, run!

But then the world suddenly stops for a while. You see, downstairs there will be a small tin can waving at me. And it won’t be ignored! It will stamp its metal feet and rattle to get attention if needed. This little innocent object forces me into a ritual each morning. And I love it. The tin contains ‘Morning Tea’, with lemon balm and lemon grass plus dried leaves that give this reviving herbal tea a hint of flowers. And a slightly red hue. The taste is refined, light and refreshing.

The cup of tea accompanies me upstairs to my writing den, where I check my mail and read blogs in the early morning. It’s not the special effect of the tea that is dear to me, for there is none: no caffeine. It is the whole setting: finding my inner balance before the madness of society barges in.

Somewhat later a nonchalant glance at the clock regularly sends me into a slight panic (as I tend to forget the time up there) and kicks me into action again. But I wouldn’t want to miss this morning ritual for the world. It brings me peace.

Do you have a morning ritual too?

Posted in Inspiration, Poems

Monday Morning

Weekend thoughts
still linger in my mind
Hazy wisps of peace
Of timeless time

Now it is Monday
Work will be waiting
Half of my mind
is already on its way

The other half stares
Sees a world come to life
Stars fade and make way
For the light of a new dawn

Be welcome Monday
We jump to your call
Attentive and ready
Do not let us down!