(Can you read the thermometer? 72F~20C)
One of the first things I dug out of the stuff in the basement was the rest of the demitasse set that my grandmother had. (The boxwood grandmother.) I'd had one of the cups and five of the saucers with me for years and years and wondered what had happened to the rest of it. Now I've found it all: eight cups and saucers, the coffee pot, and the cream and sugar. I've only found one lid, and I'm not sure whether it belongs to the pot or the sugar bowl--it doesn't fit either one of them very well. But so far no bugs have drowned in the coffee.
I won't use it often. I prefer my coffee in bigger swallows than that. Today, however, I decided I should celebrate its discovery. With the wonders of modern life, I could keep the rest of the coffee warm in the pot while I drank tiny cups and absorbed the trees.