Monday, February 2, 2009
The WASP lifestyle is arguably almost completely derived from the English way of life. Many of the rich families from the eastern United States witnessed the English style as they vacationed or studied abroad. One truly elegant tradition the English taught us is to enjoy a good cup of tea. It is amazing how the world comes to a screeching halt for tea time while living in an upper class English family. And truly, it is something we need today in the United States, and do I mean to promote the sale of tea? No! I simply am stating the need for a time to relax each day -- a time to put away cell phones, computers, etc. and enjoy something. It doesn't have to be tea, and for me it probably would be something else. It could be a 30 minute nap, or 30 minutes of reading time. Maybe, even a puff on the ole' pipe. Though I haven't done such as I promote of late, I intend to start today. And while you find your relaxing activity, let these photos of Oxford students in their fine dress enjoying tea inspire you.