Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Tea Passion Hidden Zen

This new calligraphy adds a beautiful note of classic Chinese beauty to my tea corner. And, like a Cha Xi, it's not just the aesthetics that are great, but also the meaning.

Here my poor translation: Tea Passion is a state of hidden zen, this pleasant pastime brings guests. (If somebody can come up with a more poetic translation, I'd be glad to send him/her a tea sample. This proposal is also valid for a translation in french).

Tea can be viewed as spirituality in action. You learn to master yourself. You practice being careful, quiet, relaxed, at peace with the world. But, at the same time, this hobby isn't a solitary activity. Its practice draws people together. (Online and offline) bonds and friendships are created thanks to the same love of a good cup of tea.

Again, my thanks to Florida for suggesting this improvement.

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