Thursday, June 9, 2011

The importance of tea (or; why I love McCall Smith's online novels)

“He had filled his days doing ordinary, unexceptional things and thought nothing of them. But they were far from nothing: even the act of making his morning cup of tea as he looked, bleary-eyed over the rooftops of Pimlico amounted to a small miracle: that there should, in this cold void of space, be a small blue planet on which he, a rather complex collection of cells, should be delighting in the dried black leaves of a plant that grew half a world away; that surely was astonishing and worthy of celebration and awe.”

- from A Conspiracy of Friends: A Corduroy Mansions Novel by Alexander McCall Smith

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