A New Beginning (Monologue)
Oh the joy I felt when the warm tea was going through my spout after 60 years, it was utter bliss.
We were so pleased, my friends and I, when the lady removed the case from the loft after such a long long time in the dark. She was also pleased to find us all inside.
We could hear her “ohs” and “ahs” as she looked at us.
“Oh a beautiful teapot, such exquisite beauty – Oh a lovely china milk jug, what magnificent colours.” “Ah”, as she picked up the small cup and saucer she said, “I think you will be very valuable indeed for you are a special Masonic set.”
After she had a good look at everything in our case she held up the christening robe and the rest of the delicate linen to examine the quality and expertise that had gone into making them. – I loved them for I used to coory into them in the dark. They were my special friends.
Later as she gently washed me in warm water and a lovely liquid stuff that made bubbles and smelt wonderful and lemony and made my black coat shine. The lady gently dried me, gazing in wonder and awe at my lovely carving on my body and the gloss of my black coat. I felt new and young again.
After a little while, she boiled some water to make a pot of tea. So so many years since I had the privilege of making tea. She put in some of the boiling water and shook me about, then after she poured it out she put in three little round bags, I did not know what they were at first till she poured the boiling water over them – it was tea in the funny little bags, no more tea leaves. The feelings I felt can’t be explained but it was more than ecstatic, more than wonderful. The warmth and smell was divine, and she also had a lovely wee tea cosy to keep me warm. My life as a teapot had begun again.
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