Julia Child has found her way into my heart over the past few years. As I found myself peeking into parts of her world through books, letters and the infamous film, I simply couldn't get enough of her witty wisdom and heartfelt spirit.
While taking a bit of a blogging break to pursue several tea adventures, I must admit that I have felt pangs of guilt. I missed sharing my steeped thoughts that have made their way into several draft posts flooding the backend of the blog, but never quite prompting me to press "publish." I didn't feel that they were ready yet.
I celebrated Julia Child's 100th birthday this morning by toasting her legacy with a glass of milk oolong tea (I often think that Julia would fall for the rich, buttery notes of the tea based on her love affair with butter). While sifting through tweets and posts about her lovely life, I felt a burst of inspiration to blog. Before I knew it I was typing away. Julia's energy pushed me to post and reminded me why I loved to write on teaspoons & petals. She pushed me right over the "perfect post" hurdle and into the familiar space of sharing my passion, even if it's sometimes quirky, only offers a brief thought, or is speckled with a spelling error (I can always return and press "edit").
At the end of the day (and at end of each t&p post), my hope is to share every step along my tea infused journey. So here's to turning a new (tea) leaf and blogging with abandon or at least more frequently. Thank you for the inspiration and the friendly push, Julia. Happy Birthday!
"Cooking is like love; it should be entered into with abandon or not at all." ~ Julia Child