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Reflections on tea, art and culture.

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Love / Mark Doty

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When the Self dissolves into a world of separate selves and death becomes real, love becomes a pact with grief; what is gained then is the inescapably poignant fact of individuality. There will never be another you, and I love the stubborn particularity of you because you will disappear. Mark...

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MATCHA & CORN / Sorrel Restaurant

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Summer 2021 tasting menu dessert at Michelin-starred Sorrel Restaurant

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Great Storytelling / George Saunders

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"A story is a linear-temporal phenomenon. It proceeds, and charms us (or doesn’t), a line at a time. […] We might think of a story as a system for the transfer of energy. Energy, hopefully, gets made in the early pages and the trick, in the later pages, is to...

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The Mourning Forest, 2007

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Still from the 2007 movie The Mourning Forest

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Flat Bowl with Eggs, The Met

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Woodblock print from the Edo Period, Japan.

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A peony appears / Yosa Buson

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A peony appearsin my mindafter its petals have fallen Yosa Buson (1716-1784)      

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