Saturday, May 8, 2010

Tea for One




Thrifted this cute little pot holding one cup's worth today.

A selection of "Proper moments for drinking tea":
When one's heart and hands are idle.
Tired after reading poetry.
When one's thoughts are disturbed.
Shut up at one's home on a holiday.
Engaged in conversation deep at night.
Before a bright window and a clean desk.
Returning from a visit with friends.
On a day of light showers.
In a pavillion overlooking lotus flowers on a summer day.
Having lighted incence in a small studio.
After a feast is over and the guests are gone.
When children are at school.
In a quiet, secluded temple.

Ch'asu

What are your favorite moments?