Tea Talk is a meme ‘for heart’s sake,’ says host Ruth at Celebrate Friendship.

Participants share how they are feeling and what is on their minds. The objective is to spend a few minutes to inspire the self and others.

Today I’m having hot mocha in a white cup, or is this a mug (?). It is pictured in one of my favorite places in Bangkok – Dasa Book Cafe.

I’m feeling sleepy.  Late nights are taking their toll on me. But there are so many things to do that I have to fight off sleep for another six hours or so.

On my mind are Southeast Asian insurgency speeches I need to review and analyze, deadlines and an important email to an international tribunal consultant I haven’t even started to draft yet. My brain is screaming  rest.

Times like these take me back to days when life was slow and one form of relaxation was accompanying my mother on the piano while she sang her favorite songs. One in particular sustains me in my crazy job right now –

“Rest to the weary, peace to the soul; though life may be dreary earth is not thy goal. Oh lay down thy burden… I will not forsake thee though all else should flee”