The “idea” of the traditional Japanese tea ceremonyhas always appealed to me. The idea of peace and harmony is so attractive. The slowing down of time.
In Thomas Moore’s books, “The Re-Enchantment of Every Day Life” and “Care of the Soul” he talks about taking the time to make things special. It’s been a while since I read his book but the idea stayed with me. The image of a beautiful tea pot, beautiful cups and flavoursome tea was inspiring. It inspired us to visit a tea shop, T2 in Sydney’s Chatswood Chase shopping centre. Walking in was like walking into an Aladdin’s Cave. There were tea pots of all shapes and sizes, tea cups, tea caddies, infusion thingies and, of course, tea.
So, we’ve been having tea parties ever since. What a nice thing to do!
It’s the small things in life that count.
Bye for now!