about writing and life and God

The china and the flowers

on May 3, 2013

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Waves splash lazily up Southwold beach

then drift gently back into a sparkling sea.

A sunny May morning. I stop for coffee at Suzie’s Beach Cafe,

sit facing the sea at a pristine white table.

Bright pink tulips in a bright pink china jug.

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Suzie says ‘Just because this is a beach cafe

doesn’t mean we have to serve crappy stuff in crappy plastic.’


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I sip my coffee from a stripy china mug,

nibble home-made flapjack, and consider:

just because life is short and sometimes freighted with suffering,

doesn’t mean you have to focus on the crappy stuff.

Time instead to break out the china and the flowers.



4 responses to “The china and the flowers

  1. Beautiful pics, Dorothy! What a magnificent place. And I agree wholeheartedly with the sentiment. 🙂

  2. MOLLY MARTIN says:

    Couldn’t agree more. Southwold here I come! Great to be back on line too!!!!!!

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