Tuesday, August 15, 2006
Black Cherry Berry
I was making some Iced Celestial Seasonings Black Cherry Berry tea the other day and read this cute story about summer, that was printed on the side of the box.
"When Mother thought to build a monument to summer, that brief, sweet season, her neighbors were skeptical. 'What will it look like?' they asked. "Where will she build it?' But Mother, renowned maker of pies, was undeterred. She chose a spot in her backyard, drew up plans, and asked for help. 'It's a cup to hold summer's essence,' she explained, 'made of summer's fruits.' The stonecutter cut fruit from a rock; school chidren painted each cherry a deep, delicious purple, and the whole town gathered to assemble the monument. When the last stone slipped into place, the people cheered, understanding that even in the deepest snows of January, the cup would hold enough summer to tide them through."
-Cullen Bailey Burns
We are having our 30th day in a row of temperatures over 100F so reading little stories like the one above helps me keep my cool. ;0)