I Have a Tea Party

by Nancy
(Ohio, USA)

A Tea Party

A Tea Party

I have my own tea party with a little brown porcelain pot filled with tea, and fancy cookies. Then I sit in a quiet spot and read one of my comfort books. There are some books I've read over and over because they make me feel good: 'Jane Eyre', 'Pride and Prejudice', 'The Count of Monte Cristo', etc. I find books comforting. I read new ones too, but the ones I used to go hide away in the woods near where I grew up and read are the ones that I have to have at times to make me feel better.

Books are Comforting

The Lighter Side: Books are Comforting

Comments for I Have a Tea Party

Click here to add your own comments

Oct 12, 2007
Quality time
by: Darlene Barriere

Nancy, what a fantastic way to give yourself some quality "alone" time. Books are imagination doorways; it's no wonder you find them comforting.

P.S. Hope you don't mind that I included a couple of images. If you find something more appropriate, by all means, send it to me using the submission form on The Lighter Side page.

Darlene Barriere
Violence & Abuse Prevention Educator
Author: On My Own Terms, A Memoir

Oct 12, 2007
Tea parties and woodland dreams
by: Cathy (U. S. A.)

Dear Nancy:

Thank you for your post. It'll help all of us. Jane Eyre is one of my favorite books of all times and, a few years ago, I also purchased the DVD. I also like the book, Wuthering Heights. Your lovely tea parties sound wonderful. There are so many child-abuse survivors who are extremely talented and intelligent, and I truly believe these are two of the reasons why victims are targeted for abuse; plain jealousy on the part of people in their lives. Henry David Thoreau, a great man of the written word, built a log cabin in the woods and lived there all by his lonesome for a couple of years while logging daily happenings in his journal. He truly loved wildlife and nature more than people. Most people thought he was rather arrogant when, in fact, he was just doggone truthful.

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to The Lighter Side.

Disclaimer: To the best of my knowledge the child abuse
stories on this site are true. While I cannot guarantee
this, I do try to balance the need for the submitter to be
heard and validated with the needs of my visitors.

Most Recent

  1. Feel Extreme Guilt

    Apr 25, 17 08:19 AM

    I had been repressing the guilt of playing sexual games and forcing my cousin brother to tongue kissing with me. I am 24 now but keep remembering the same

    Read More

  2. Not To Blame

    Apr 18, 17 11:04 AM

    I was in my 10th standard and like every girl, I was very conscious of the weight problem. I used to go to my Music tuitions in the evening, and once I

    Read More

  3. Bad Dreams Surfacing

    Apr 13, 17 10:32 AM

    I am having a dream about my abusive stepfather where he wants my brother and me to change his soiled diaper. He started abusing me at the age of three

    Read More

Take the quiz

Fill out my online form.
HTML Forms powered by Wufoo.
E-book: Victim To Victory

From Victim to Victory
a memoir

How I got over the devastating effects of child abuse and moved on with my life