a little brown sparrow flew in the other day, bearing gifts.
she told me the gifts were from a curious acorn, which i found intriguing...
still more intriguing was this mysterious tin, filled with cobalt blue packets of english tea,
and a large blue and white china mug, bedecked with birds and acorns,
waiting to be filled to the brim.
i suspect my gift may have been the work of a hobbit, as it arrived on her birthday, and those of us familiar with hobbits know that it is their habit to give gifts to others on that day.
whether hobbit or human, the giver shared her faith as well, that despite my present circumstances of ill health, one day we will share tea together, in person.