Tuesday, March 04, 2014
I remember how much The Kids and I loved the Arnold Lobel books. I used to read his books aloud when The Kids were little, and I'm an expressive reader if I do say so myself. The story Tear-Water Tea came to mind for a couple of reasons: 1) It's in the book Owl at Home, and we have owls on the brain around here lately; and 2) Tea, of course!
The story Tearwater Tea has Owl crying into a teapot, shedding tears over all the sadnesses in his life. Then he heats the tears and makes tea: "It tastes a little bit salty," he said, "but tear-water tea is always good." It's a delightfully comforting story.
Pull up a cozy seat and a cup of something hot to drink, and hear the story for yourself, narrated by a "Missy Tingles":
"Songs that cannot be sung," said Owl, "because the words have been forgotten." It brings a tear to my eye even now.
Join the rest of the T(ea) Tuesday bunch over at hosts Bleubeard and Elizabeth's weekly blog gathering, where the Mardi Gras beads are looking festive.
(I saw the picture at the top of the post at several different websites but don't remember which one I got it from.)