September 27th, 2019
Fill the teakettle with water then turn on the stove’s gas burner. English Breakfast, though P.G. Tips works as well; or Lapsang Souchong when time and taste permits.
An ink pen, preferably one with a fine-point. A notebook, with or without lines, though an old magazine or a book with plenty of white space will work as well.
The quiet of the morning. Dawn if possible, the first glints of daylight falling in through the windows.