Jan. 6 2016

Nodding Terms


The arrival of the New Year has us making lists with new pens and dreaming over hot cups of tea about the people we want to become.

But let’s take a note as we travel down the road of self-improvement that we always stay accountable to our past selves.

“I think we are well advised to keep on nodding terms with the people we used to be, whether we find them attractive company or not. Otherwise they turn up unannounced and surprise us, come hammering on the mind’s door at 4 a.m. of a bad night and demand to know who deserted them, who betrayed them, who is going to make amends.” – Joan Didion, Slouching Towards Bethlehem

They don’t deserve our contempt or neglect either. Even if beautifully flawed, they did get us here, after all. What do you think future you will think of present you? Would you tip your hat? Invite yourself in for tea? Call the cops?

I decided on this photo from San Francisco in honour of January being Hot Tea Month in Canada! Keep an eye on the blog for more special tea posts throughout the month.

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Mel Hattie Signature 2016 - Final - Mel Only





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