Like us all, [our eldest] takes his cup and sits around the table. The tea has brought us together, has drawn us to this little spot where we can share our stories and be at ease with life. We sip slowly as if to prolong a golden moment that gives meaning to all things. To begin each day like this is to sanctify it. It is to let peace prevail over pressure and to sip away the stress that might otherwise overwhelm. It is to recognise that human life ascends to the heights when it breaks for a brew.