Tea on the beach is the way forward

Have tea, or don’t have tea: that is the question:
Whether it’s better for your mind to suffer
Without the leaves that can predict your fortune,
Or to take a cup and let go your troubles,
And calmed, think how to end them? To die? To sleep?
No more; ‘cause by a sleep you do not end
The heartache and the thousand natural shocks
That life will bring you; tea’s a revelation
Devoutly to be wish’d. Make Cha’i, and steep;
So steep, and get the cream: ay, there’s the tub.
For in the fridge rests cream, custard and some
Milk, should you need it. Once the kettle has boiled,
Load up your tray; take your teaset
Go and sit by the sea and think on life;
And don’t forget to take some cake or pie,
And it won’t be long, now that you’ve got your tea,
Until pangs of despised love go away.
The insolence of everyone will turn
Into happy feelings, so eat the cakes-
That you yourself may or may not have baked-
What were you thinking? Who could ever care
To fuss and fret about a weary life
Under the dread of waiting for your death?
You waste your time since being born!
A traveler you could be, and go to Brazil,
And you could dance ‘round bare- attend a rave
Then fly to others you don’t yet know of.
Our conscience can make cowards of us all;
And stop us living or getting much done
And make us feel sick with far too much thought.
Embrace surprises and try to live in the moment
And to disregard things that are boring-
Now go and get some action! Don’t ask how!
Just remember to drink tea on the beaches
And you will not go too far wrong.

Tea on the beach is the way forward

fayfayleonie

Joined November 2009

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nonsense, based on probably the most famous passage in Hamlet.

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