Giving Thanks


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.

Image above (and on front-page mastheads):
"The Last Supper" by Ellen Francis Poisson, OSH.

Words above: "Drink Your Tea" by Thich Nhat Hahn.

Comments (4)

I love this. Thanks Robin.

I love the painting's textures and colors.

The poem, in the context of the painting, reminds me of the theory that the Japanese tea ceremony (which I realize has nothing to do with the poem, except Camellia sinensis) was heavily influenced by exposure to the Mass in the 16th century.

Bill Dilworth

The pairing of these truths opens our hearts to see greater things. Many thanks.

Very lovely. Thank you!

Aly - please sign your name when you comment. Thanks ~ed.

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