((For Rin. Click for bigger if the text is not readable.
The loss of a loved one is no small matter. You’ll need space, and time to recover.
There were two major deaths in my life that effected me. I had a classmate in college who died while surfing, after we graduated. She was really cool, and one of the few filmmakers in our graduating class. She loved the beach so much, it felt like she was born from the sea, only to have her life be taken back by the sea. I missed her immensely, and to this day I still do.
My father’s mother passed away some years ago, and due to her funeral being on the other side of the world (Taiwan) I was unable to go. I wish I did. I was unable to be there for the rest of my family to grieve. I wish I was.
It takes awhile to recover from loss. I know tea won’t solve matters, but if I may, I would like to suggest a list of teas that hopefully will help.
Some teas to try:
- Jasmine Tea (or any other green tea really, green tea is very good for healing and calming down)
- Oolong tea
- Ashwagandha Tea - “Indian ginseng.” Ashwagandha is a plant from India that has healing properties. It has many uses, one of which is a general stress tonic.
- Teas with Chamomile - Chamomile is a daisy-like flower that, with teas, can calm the mind and body, even induce sleep. A nice soothing cup of tea that has chamomile in it before bed is never a bad idea.
- Twining Earl Grey Tea - Probably one of the best Earl Grey teas you can get in the States.
- Numi Golden Chai tea - Some of the best tea I’ve had. However has pretty strong caffeine so better as a start to to the day.
- Pumpkin Spice Rooibos Tea (Trader Joe’s) - Seasonal tea, typically only available in the fall. If you can get your hands on this, buy it. I’ve never drank a tea before that literally tastes like fall.
Couple Notes about the comic:
1) Observer does not speak English, so she uses a universal translator that basically reads her thoughts and translates it into whatever language she wants. The ‘voice’ that does this for her is not her own, but rather a mechanical/false one (think your GPS system voice but fairly fluent in speech). Naturally there are some hiccups with translations sometimes…
2) Observer’s father is Indian and would have had Ashwagandha tea in the house, so I had her recommend it here.
Rin, know that you are loved and cherished. From the people in your life to your fans, know you mean a lot to us. :) Please be well. ))
Drew a comic for rin. :) Thought I’d post it on my ask-blog rather than here though.