From time to time most bloggers ask themselves the question.
"What question?" you ask.
Why do we blog?
If you are asking this question, pull up a seat and have a cold glass of peach infused ice tea.
"Why this tea in particular?"you may well ask. "Why not plain? Why not coffee? "
Because this tea is the answer to your question. I hear your confusion.
"Get to the point already, will you?" you say with a slight irritation in your voice.
I will oblige you.
I have never in the whole of my life had peach infused ice tea. Never given it a backwards glance. When the recipe was shared by Ricki Jill of Art@Home on her post for this year's Mad Tea Party I was intrigued. I had to try it. If you ask around, and I beg you don't, you may even learn that I became a bit obsessed with giving it a try.
The ingredients I bought at a local farm. South Carolinan peaches were chosen over the white ones. Locally grown mint was procured.
As we sat and sipped and proclaimed over the tea I mused upon the ties that bind us as bloggers. The richness of experience we are granted for the inspiration and kindness from each other, persons unknown to each other in our local, everyday lives. The tea was, and remains, delicious. Ricki was astute in mentioning that the recipe can last a while, but won't because it will be finished long before it's expiration date. For the record, I drank more than one glass.
Blogging, instagram, and a variety of other ways of connecting are a blessing to those of those who stick with it, who engage and who share. It requires a certain level of engagement, however, and that connection does not come without effort. We blog to see and be seen, to inspire and be inspired, to express and find expressions that help us understand our own experience. We blog to send beauty into the world and to fill our lives with that beauty.
These are all things I am thinking as I muse over the beauty of the connection we gain from blogging. There is so much more. I need not be complete in this post.
Dear reader, thank you for being part of this blogging experience. Ricki Jill, thank you so much for this recipe. So delicious!
Why do you blog? Why do you read blogs? What do you get out of the experience?