Green tea in an orange cup

Another cup (chawan), still winter, still very hot macha, green tea in powder, mixed with a bamboo sort of brush to make a thin layer of froth, very bitter and thick. Just let your senses melt into space, that space, what space? Don't bother.... Just be.  Melt into incense perfume, smell of tatami, very peculiar aroma of green tea, matchà. A good word that come to my mind is meditation, used and abused here in the west ...
Passivity, this word seems to terrorize everybody, assertiveness, activity, now are like opium for people, the people that impose their presence through materialization, accumulation, ostentation. Just be, not have, not pretend to be.  (initially posted on the 16th of July 2007)

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