Friday, May 01, 2009

It's a wonderful world of tea

Open the door, follow your heart!


And along your way, a smiling tea fairy will appear!


Le bonheur est dans le thé!

6 comments:

toki said...

Stéphane, was that you : ? What's the offering for the tea fairy?

ginkgo said...

magnifique, si sensible ! je sens la légèreté du vent dans la première photo; la porte fermée , symbole des promesses du thé à boire ? et la deuxième, remplie de grâce et de charme.

Stephane said...

Toki,
I was behind the camera! The fairy just appeared by chance during this peaceful photo op! I hope you weren't scared by another photo op in NY this week! And thanks for your tasting notes.

Ginkgo,
Heureux de t'avoir fait plaisir! Bon long weekend!

Anonymous said...

Master Stephane,

I would like to thank you for this tiny but important symbolical possibility of looking at every day lives that goes behind teas. What makes tea tastes better and more meaningful than this, indeed.

I easily respond to this post, because I grew up in a Tao-zenbuddhist community in Asia and this is how buddhist priests used to explain things in symbols and short stories.

Personally, there is a particular door that I had been hesitating to open for almost two years, then last year I gathered all my courage and open the door. It was the most meaningful moment of my life.

But after my last two visits, maybe it was a bad day, because the Lord of the door practically slammed the door in my face, you know. And it really hurt, because I didn´t know what have I done wrong. I admit I´m kind of naughty since I was a kid, but my father thought me to have principles, you know.

So I never dared went back to that door again, although not once everyday did I fail to think of opening that door again, but I don´t dare anymore. How would I know if the Lord of that door would finally let me pass through that door again, or should I find another door.

Just want to share the story of the door I wish to open. It is a big heavy door, so heavy I can´t almost open it myself. I know there are other doors, but this door is the one I want to open, because I believe that inside is what´s going to make me happy for the rest of my life.

with all respect to you and your great blog,

Stephane said...

Anonymous,
Thanks for your comment.
Let me answer with the (western) saying: all roads lead to Rome. If it's important, central to you, you'll get there!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the advice. It means a lot to me, so it´s a great help.
sincerely,