The third chapter is called Tear Water Tea and it's about how.Owl decides.to make tear water tea. He sits in a chair with his tea kettle and begins to think of sad things like pencils too short to be used and mashed potatoes left on a plate because no one wanted to eat them and music that can't be sung anymore because the word have been forgotten. Soon he's crying great fat tears and fills his kettle. He makes tea, which he says is a bit salty but it is always good.
|Owl making tear water tea.|
There is something very simplistic but also true about this chapter. Sometimes you have to bear witness to all the sad things and take them in something about that is both strenuous and also nourishing and soothing.
I may have to think about that chapter for a long time. I know there's more to that story than just sadness and tea.