A Day of Tea

I love coffee. I forget that there's a reason people drink coffee in the morning, needing it as a wake-up, and I generally enjoy it for the taste and experience. However, there is that punch of caffeine that happens, which I'm never really that bummed about, but sometimes there needs to be a calmer cup of something warm to wake up with, or end a day on, or have somewhere in between. 

I got this print by the super talented Yumi Sakugawa months ago and still need to get it framed. It depicts a beautiful quote by Vietnamese Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh. I have it in my kitchen, taped up on the side of my refrigerator. Things can feel scrambled and out of hand sometimes, as if I'm producing my own store of caffeine that I just can't seem to kick out of my system. It's good to have reminders that things can be calmer, slower. 

"Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves - slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future. Live the actual moment. Only this moment is life." - Thich Nhat Hanh