Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Dr. Seuss's Teapot!

Dr. Seuss‘sTeapot!

I was thinking, the other day, about Leo Le Sieg, a.k.a. Dr. Seuss, and his wonderful book, “Horton Hears A Who”.  I love his famous line, “A person’s a person, no matter how small.”  It came into my head as I was in one of my ‘getting down on myself’ moods; Thinking of myself as being so small, not in a physical way (no need to drag that into the recipe), but as a writer, I heard the words: ‘A writer’s a writer, no matter how small’, and it really picked me up!  What has all this got to do with teapots?  Well I also found myself thinking about the nursery rhyme:
I’m a little teapot
Short and stout
Here is my handle
Here is my spout.

When I get all steamed up

Hear me shout
Just tip me over
And pour me out.
Sometimes a small cup of tea is just what the doctor ordered.  I like to think of myself as a little teapot, a small writer, who when I get steamed up, can pour out a healing potion of encouragement, sweetened with a humble teaspoon of wisdom (quality may vary depending on amount of sleep deprivation added to the leaves).  Each of us has our own cup of tea brewing, and the amount we pour out is not as important as the fact that we care enough to offer what is in our ‘teapot’ to offer – a fine cup of tea, no matter how small!  Thank you, Dr. Seuss, for offering me such an encouraging cup!

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