Monday, 30 January, 2012

Tea for two and a piece of cake.


It took one eventful year and Preeti Shenoy's new post to push me back into scribbling. I say scribbling purposely. Sabbaticals that last an year doesn't really qualify as writing. Anyhow, her post Tea for Two.. is doing its job well as a creative prompt, I must say. There you go Preeti, Voila!

So, Preeti is publishing her third book - Tea for Two and a piece of cake - which promises to be just the kind of book I would love to cuddle up on my beanbag with a cuppa on a rainy afternoon..
My friends and I have been readers of her blog for ages. Lucid, down to earth and endearing, her writing was one of the reasons why I started a blog in the first place! Her prompt now is for anyone to complete in their blog "If I could invite anybody for 'tea for two' today it would undoubtedly be .................................."

Hmmm.. A lot of choices rush into my mind. Amongst friends, siblings, relatives, idols and so on, in the end the one person I know I would want to invite for a tea for two would be - my husband. Ok technically, I don't need to invite him per se, but of course, he is the one person I would share my cup of tea with and not to forget the cake, all my life. I admit I have not really mastered the perfect cup of pure milk tea he prefers. Yet he drinks the tea I make everyday without the slightest frown. Coming to think of it, it is also symbolic of our relationship.. About two years ago we did not even know each other; but now after an arranged marriage and 8 months later, I know I have found my soulmate, my partner in crime, the kid who sees the kid in me, my best friend, my critic, my strength. This is to you, to us, to love. Cheers.

P.S: Thanks Preeti.. I wouldn't have written this for him if not for your post...! :)