Every writer has certain little habits that help the process along. One of mine is having a small series of beloved coffee mugs that I use to drink my coffee while writing. I know that sounds weird but it really encourages me. Part of my writing routine.
This latest one is new, from a dear friend given to me on my birthday this month.
She and I had gone to a favorite tea house for her birthday earlier this year, (right before the quarantine) and while waiting for our table, we perused the mugs, teacups and other lovely things in their shop. I remember I had remarked to her, how much I liked that one. Then we were whisked off out our table.
On my birthday she presented me with a lovely gift box, and low a behold, there it was nestled in a bed of white tissue paper.
It really touches me when I receive a gift where the giver has remembered something I remarked on liking in the past. Something I may have let go of, but they didn’t.