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September 29, 2003
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Why do some of us sometimes become upset that they have to wait for the flavor of the tea leaves to become part of the water that surrounds them?
Why is there this need for immediate results?
Such a behaviour must have something to do with the contemporary distance of origin and destination of things.
The tea and the water and even the clay of the cup did not start to exist a few seconds prior. Ordering a cup of tea did not create either one of them. (Though some economists would certainly argue that the need for them did.)
The tea leaves traveled far from a field from a seed from a tree from a seed for billions of years, touching, dancing, kissing the soil, the rain, the wind...
The water around the leaves traveled just as long... and so did the clay of the cup...
The heat that was used to bring the water to the right temperature was a sacrifice of resources to allow all the parts to meet in what we perceive as a perverse harmony.
When waiting for the tea to develop the right flavor, it is helpful to imagine that we are much more temporary than the water in and the clay of the cup.
And the flavor of the tea?... Where does it really come from?...



Hallo :) Lovely thinking again.. :) Quiet.. :)
But also, please, if you are tired, no rush to give us pictures.. we like to just read any old thing :)

Posted by: k on September 29, 2003 11:57 AM

That's a pretty tea cup, I have not seen one such as that yet. Usually the ones I have seen are all rounded and flat :) maybe because I only see them in the restaurants.

Posted by: T on September 29, 2003 01:54 PM

oh, thank you..... I am indeed buried under a rather large mountain of things that want to be accomplished right away... : \
Thank you so much for still coming here...

Posted by: Witold Riedel on September 30, 2003 12:23 AM

i'm drinking tea as i read this. makes one think... lovely picture, too.

Posted by: alexandra on September 30, 2003 08:57 PM
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