One of the joys of cooler days and longer nights is more chances to drink warm beverages, likely from a favorite mug. While your in-home setup might not be quite as beautiful as this sterling silver set by San Francisco–based Shreve & Company, it likely has many stories connected to it. There is a ritual to drinking tea or coffee—from how it is made to how it is served to how it is consumed—and that ritual grounds us in the moment. So whether you enjoy a warm cup of tea before bed, or a quick cup of to-go coffee on the way to work, we invite you to spend some time today writing about this daily ritual in your life.
We have two prompts to help you get started. As always, you can choose one, both, or write whatever else comes. Set a timer for 6 minutes and just keep your pen or pencil moving.
The smell of coffee… / My favorite mug…
Shreve & Company, Tea and Coffee Service, ca. 1910, sterling silver, The Margo Grant Walsh 20th Century Silver and Metalworks Collection, © artist or other rights holder, 2003.51.9A-F
Writing in community is powerful. We are grateful to our longtime partner Write Around Portland for the writing prompts and inspiration. You can revisit past Sunday posts and look for continuing weekly posts through the year. Please share your work with us! @writearoundpdx @portlandartmuseum #RespectWritingCommunity #WriteAroundPAM