Wednesday, October 1, 2008

A Farewell to a Mug

Dearly Beloved, we are gathered here today to honor a good friend,and a true morning companion: my green mug.

While many such go their way and are forgotten, the green mug was worthy of recognition for its rare near-perfection. It was nigh-spherical and short,fighting off the spills inherent in serving a spastic dope like me. It was lightweight, even when carrying a full complement of liquid. Its wide mouth made it perfect for drinks which took much of their charm from aroma. Its curved sides fit just so into the palm of the hand which owned it. And of course, it was green. Not a solid mass produced green, but a soft melting green that spread across the iridescent surface of the mug like a watercolor wash on a wet page.

Sadly, it betrayed its years of loyal service when, for no apparent reason, it sort of exploded on me while I was adding water for tea.

Only in trying to find a replacement do I realize just how much it will be missed.

Dang it.

8 comments:

Dayna said...

We do depend on that favorite mug to start the day! Hope you find a new one to become the favorite!

Myfanwy said...

You will find your new favourite in the most unlikely place. Keep looking, it's out there somewhere...

LazyTcrochet said...

Fun tribute. I thought I was the only one that would mourn a mug.

Rose Works Jewelry said...

That's so sad! Poor green mug, may it rest in peace...

Carapace said...

Thanks for the sympathy, though I must have it without tea;). I knew Etsyers would understand! *sigh* It was localmade, too. Farewell, my morning mug!

Cat (darklingwoods) said...

awww, what a lovely tribute :) I would morn as well!

thank you for visiting my blog!

Cat

storybeader said...

wow - exploded! that must have been surprising! I have a few favorites, the two cup variety, and trade them out. Colors a bit faded.... Hope it got a good burial, or maybe a new life?

rubyredrose said...

:( Poor mug-chan. A good mug with personality, but practical in all things. And looks handthrown instead of bought at target. Truely, it shall be missed.