Here's a closer view of the kitchen. And if ever a place embodied tea and sympathy it's Maggie's Center. Ruth McCabe told me that often first time visitors don't want to immediately want to get into discussions of their suffering and so she sends them straightaway to get a cup of tea or coffee. "It's an easy task that anyone can do," she says. "I try to put them on this path of taking a bit of charge of things. Start with tea and then we'll move from there."