Boston was both a business trip to meet with my Strategic Alliance, P3 Consulting partner, Andy Klausner and a fun trip including my husband and Jeremy Cooper. I pushed for having a photo taken on the original site where the tea was actually tossed off the ship signifying that’ enough was enough’. Due to time restraints we had to improvise. The staging meant standing tall enough to balance on one foot while lifting my high heel onto a 3 foot plus railing – all the while holding that pose so that you could see Boston in the background. Being totally out of my comfort zone, I wondered what those courageous folks where thinking while creating a bid of history known as the Boston Tea Party.
Not all ‘Tea Parties’ are political. Some come in much different forms;
- A 3 ½ year old granddaughter just shared a make believe tea party with me. It seemed very real as we sipped air and chomped on invisible scones.
- Nothing is more ‘lady like’ than meeting for ‘High Tea’, rather nostalgic and refreshing, even if you leave hungry.
- Some of you may remember the scene in old movies when people would join you for ‘a sip of tea’.
Let’s face it, in this day and age, all of that is overshadowed by politics. As for me, no matter how you vote and/or feel about the newer Tea Party, it is incredibly wonderful to live in a country that allows us to take a stand and regardless of whether or not it’s your high heel, tea, comments or ideas that you are bringing to the railing, you can bring it because men and women throughout history have made it possible. So I say, no matter where you stand, stand tall for something you believe in and are willing to hold dear to your heart!
Every individual has a place to fill in the world and is important in some respect whether he chooses to be so or not. – Nathaniel Hawthorne