Morning in San Francisco…
Morning in Wyoming…
And you thought Bugatti just made cars. Carlo designed this coffee and tea set on display at the Cleveland Museum of Art. Would you have it in your house? I would.
A thing of beau-tea is a joy forever.
Trying to get a house ready to put on the market after living in it for 28 years is NOT the best of everything. It’s much more like the opening lines of A Tale of Two Cities: “These were the best of times, these were the worst of times.”
Apologies to anyone who read this on Poet’s Corner, but I wanted to share it with my friends here with the addition of several of my photos. This poem my response to a challenge from Whimsy Mimsy (http://whimsymimsy.wordpress.com/2013/03/21/group-challenge-prompt-kind-o-thing/) to write a sensual or romantic poem using the words tea, twill, coalesce and plural. I will repeat my annoyance that WordPress won’t allow formatting without a great deal of effort and a dark background, so my original formatting isn’t here. Hopefully the content of the poem stands up to the loss.
brushes my cheek
as I pour your tea.
Love and desire
coalesce like the condensation
on the china lips of the teacups
The plural heats of tea and summer
I follow their example
while the scent of jasmine
wafts gently through the still air.
or, in my case, a tea break with our younger daughter at the local Caribou. (more…)
If man has no tea in him, he is incapable of understanding truth and beauty.
- Japanese Proverb
If this is true, I should be well on my way to understanding a great deal of truth and beauty at this moment! And today I had my tea in a brand new cup, purchased only yesterday at a local antique store. I collect tea cups in a very desultory way, always on the lookout for the perfect one that speaks to me. This one, being from Germany, spoke in German and said, “Achtung!! Ich bin sehr schön.” I agreed and we left the store together.
Today we had a bit of mother-daughter time, starting at Mitsuwa Marketplace, where we ate at the food court before doing some shopping. Megan had a Gabbuto burger of sliced BBQ pork between two rice patties serving as a bun.