tea. the foundation of civilization.

i'm struggling.  procrastinating.  maybe i'm just out of practice.  but when you write about the regency, tea is where it's at.  this photo all of a sudden gave me hope.  hope that i can do this again.  that the first time was not a fluke.  that i can sell this book.  and it can be a success.  odd, isn't it, how a photograph can do that?  how a cup of tea, served with precision and ceremony, can overcome all that self-doubt that consumes authors?

give me a few hours, internet.  and i will give you a love story for the ages.  or, i will at least try.