Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Tereré Time ~ What is it?
One of my favorite aspects of the Paraguayan culture is the emphasis put on spending time with others, not just family, but neighbors and co workers. At certain times of the day, one must just sit down and share some tereré. Sipping communally from the same cup, sharing thoughts, offering advice, it's a vital part of life and relationships among these wonderful people.
I have to confess that after four years, I still do not enjoy the flavor of tereré, I don't hate it, but its not something I would drink alone. But what I do love is the time spent drinking tereré with my Paraguayan friends, especially outside, sitting in a circle in the late afternoon.
Tereré Time is a time to unwind and catch up with one another, a time to bond and chit chat. On Tuesdays I would like to have a virtual Tereré Time with my readers. Tell me what new in your life. Ask me a question. Encourage one another.
To get the conversation started, let me ask you, do you know what tereré is? Have you ever tried it? Would you try it if offered to you? How would you feel about sharing the same cup and straw?