If we were having coffee, I’d be very proud of myself. How on God’s healthy earth did I convince you? Yes, I remember you saying you value your health and caffeine devalues it. I understand where you come from with this. I wish I could convince you otherwise but then that would take a lot of time. I think. You do not seem the kind of person that can be easily swayed with good arguments so I would just cut that out. We would most definitely be having tea.
If we were having tea, I’d ask you how you like it. I figure you like tea and from you I learnt there are flavors to it. I find that…exotic. I’d ask you about the flavors. Is there like strawberry, chocolate, vanilla tea? Or some more exotic terms? Or does hibiscus tea, green tea and the lot of them count for flavors? I don’t know, there’s a way you talk about the flavored tea that makes me think I have no clue about it. Actually, there’s a way you talk about most things that make me think that way. I think it’s a thing around well read people. The depth with which they talk about even the simplest of things invalidates the opinions of people around them. They could be wrong by the way, but you have to equally well read to know.
I’d hope you like the tea I make you. I like it really spiced and strong. You’d have to forget about your flavors for now. Do you prefer cinnamon to ginger? Or is it the other way round? I find that what you prefer says a lot about you. I mean I know those listicles on the internet about what having yellow as your best color says about you are mostly junk but think about it. Cinnamon. Ginger. So different. They most definitely say something but I’d wait till you leave to do my research on that. Of course, this is under the assumption that every self respecting tea lover loves Tea Masala. It’s the ultimate tea spice. But if you don’t, I’d find it really strange. No, I’d not tell you that. I do not like to judge people, even though sometimes it happens and facial expressions are not my best alibis. I’d hope they do not give me away. If they do though, I’d hope you make a joke out of it. It scares me when some things are taken personally. Like what do I do now? It’s really tricky.
I honestly cannot take tea without something to go with it, and I like sugar. You know, muffins and cookies and anything really sweet. But then you seem to be a health freak(I hope freak does not offend you) so I’d settle for banana cake. I know, still sugar but I have this crazy idea that banana cake is healthy. It tastes healthy :).
I make you sound so complex, don’t I? Well, we would talk about that over coffee. Dang. Tea. I would ask why you need the second pair of eyes. I know, I know. To enhance your vision but what brings the need for enhancement? I’d hope you don’t ask me the same question. Mine is a lot more complicated to explain. Okay, it isn’t but I just don’t like answering it and most times when I do, I lie. You know, because telling someone you’re short-sighted or long-sighted is a lot easier than explaining amblyopia.
I’d tell you that you are a great writer. How cliche is that? But I’d hope you know I mean it, in the sense of I actually want to read a book authored by you one day. Genuinely. Of course I would not tell you that, I would ask what your plans for your writing are. How does it feel to have kept a blog all these years? Sometimes I wonder how long my own blog will last. Will I keep it for 5, 2 , 7 or 14 years? Or will I get bored one day and decide to tear it down? What if I die before I delete it, will anyone visit it 5 years after my death? And on and on…but those are voices in my head, I’d want to know how it has been for you. The experience, that is. The other day I was in your 2009 archives, you seem to take life a little more seriously lately.
Is that what happens when you grow up? Stupid question. Of course it is.
I’d tell you about Yrsa Daley-Ward’s book. Bone. Do you know her? I’d talk to you about books. Well, I read your reviews but I’d want to hear what you have to say about them. I find that there’s usually a better ‘spoken’ review than a written one. Writing is mostly organized & well-thought out, unlike speech where it’s whatever comes to your head. I fear people who have organized and well-thought out opinions(the ones that sound like a school essay? Yeah those ones) might have criminal minds. Don’t ask me why.
If we were having tea, I would ask you a ton of questions. I never run out of questions.
My first of the #weekendcoffeeshare.