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Saturday, December 5, 2009

One step closer to tea

Tea has been in my life since I was born, but we didn't become really close friends until I met the man who would become my husband. Since then, I have tried to open a window of my heart to understand more about tea. The more I learn about her, the more beauty I discover and more desire I have; the more space I give her, the bigger my world becomes and the more joy fills my life. I can't resist the beauty of tea any more. Everything about her has entirely convinced me to be close and connected.

Tea is not only a drink: her qualities are so bright and illuminate my life. She is an intimate part of a number of rich cultures; she contributes to both physical and mental health, enriches art, music and literature; she connects me to a peaceful, beautiful world and its many wonderful people.

It's important to have the right relationship with tea. When treated properly, she dances with serene grace; when treated poorly, she withholds her many benefits. As I build a relationship with her, the more she can read my mind and the more her natural beauty embraces me. I am so attracted by her. Her appearance is so distinctive, her aroma so fragrant, her touch so warm, her dance so graceful, her pose so elegant, her smile so sweet, her energy so vibrant and her vitality so unique and powerful. Her beauty extends beyond my vision or feeling: the beauty in every drop, the pleasure in every scent, in every sip. Her spirit inspires me to expand my strengths. Every gift I receive from her adds more color and meaning in my life.

1 comment:

  1. Becky,

    Your writing and your photographs and your sensibilities for the practical and aesthetic dimensions of your passion for tea are truly awesome.

    Thank you for expanding my perception and appreciation of the beauty and logic of the leaves in my cup!

    Your friend (and yes, you honor me!),



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I grew up with tea, and it continues to fill my life with so much beauty and discovery, pleasure, peace and friends. It is always leading me toward a greater understanding of culture, nature, myself and others. It is my hope to use this space to share the joy of tea and tea culture with you.