Find the Good News with Oran Parker

Ep. 37 - The Time For Tea Ft. Julia O’Carroll - Find the Good News with Oran Parker

May 1, 2019

Tea. Like many things, it’s always felt like there was a layer to uncover. Perhaps I’ve observed it, or read about it, but there seemed to be some type of atmosphere around it, an allure that brings people together in the sharing of the little warm cup, or maybe its the steeping, the waiting for heated water to bring the dried leaves, flowers, peels, or berries back to life. Whatever magic tea holds, it was obviously present when Julia O’Carroll, the owner of Tea at Walden, came to visit me on Find the Good News. Oddly enough, Julia and I didn’t share a cup of tea during her visit. In our sharing, I felt something else brewing. I like to think that from a certain perspective one might even see of our conversation as a type of tea, not one that you can drink or taste, but consumable and comforting nonetheless. Our cup of metaphorical tea contains the ingredients we brought to our visit, our sufferings, tragedies, pains, old regrets, deep fears, with notes of our beautiful hopes and dreams, wonderful wishes for positive change, and our personal desires to help others form new habits that will bring them peace and tranquility in a world that celebrates busyness with new fervor each day. The more our ingredients steeped in the waters of our conversation, the more they flowered into a drink that warmed my heart. Julia O’Carroll wants something very simple, and ultimately accomplishable. She wants you to sit with a cup of tea, to give yourself a moment in time to just be with it, to inhale the aroma as the leaves come to life. Through the tea she wants you to find a space—not unlike Thoreau’s cabin at Walden—where you can simply be, reflect, and perhaps get in touch with a part of yourself that can get muddled in the pulling and hauling that's filled with the pings and dings of our lives. Find a quiet place, put on a kettle, cradle a special cup, and pick a tea that appeals to your palette. Let the leaves steep while your ears listen to something good.

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