A Personification of Tea

If tea was a person, what would you see?

I see a villager, one who is wise

You would see pieces, of you and of me

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She would be ancient, live one with the trees

A native woman, with thousands of ties 

If tea was a person, what would you see?

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One with experience, but no degree 

One who’s name, makes other villagers rise 

You would see pieces, of you and of me

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Always truthful, but won’t always agree

Giving herself, without any guise 

If tea was a person, what would you see?

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Someone who learns, who speaks to us as “we”

Someone who listens, and acts at sunrise 

You would see pieces, of you and of me

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She would see people, who need to be free

She’d know her limits, never aggrandize 

If tea was a person, what would you see?

You would see pieces, of you and of me

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Sometimes I feel that I have nothing to offer, that I am not worthy of people’s time. I often lack confidence in myself, yet, I always say that I believe that everyone has value, that everyone has something to offer. How can I claim to believe this if I do not apply it to myself? Either: 1) I am a liar and don’t believe everyone has something to offer -as I am part of everyone- 2) The truth is that, not everyone has something to offer, or 3) I am in error and must change the perception I have of myself with truth… that we all have something to offer. We all need gentle reminders to continually align ourselves with truth. I think if tea was a person, they’d be one to do just that. Provide, stable, constant alignment with the truth that is already there within us, and help us see that many times we live inconsistently with what we claim to believe. 

Everyone see’s things differently, everyone serves to give the world a picture of completeness. What others provide, I need. What I say, others may need to hear.

If tea was a person, what do YOU think they would be like?

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