Years ago — a decade or more — my beloved twin gifted me with a set of pretty teacup covers to use when taking tea outdoors.
I rarely had a chance to use them for a long time. Our first apartment had a balcony of decent size, but we had little enough furniture for the apartment let alone furniture for the deck.
Our second apartment had a balcony that was either an okay size for my garden or an okay size for a cafe table and chairs. The garden won.
Cobweb Cottage, however, has a communal deck that runs the entire length of the back half of the building. Now i am free to take tea outside as often as the weather permits — and, inevitably, if Andy can’t find me anywhere in the house then i am for sure out back sitting at the deck table.
And, quite often, i am sipping tea (perhaps from my grandmother’s china) and thinking of my twin. <3