Monday, March 26, 2012

The Minister of Leaves

A week off from teaching the writing classes gave me an opportunity for extra time to read "Good Grief" by Lonny Winston. A cup of tea was all I needed while the rain on the windows blured the budding trees and the gentle tap on the roof whispered, read, read, read.

Someone had given me a pack of The Republic of Tea's Honey Ginseng. (China green tea, linden flowers, pollen, Eleuthero, Panax ginseng,and natural flavoring.) I read the back of the pack while the tea kettle heated. Here is what was printed on it:

"The leaf and the water, what would one be without the other? As with tea, so with life, only in union, with ourselves and other, do we join our fullest and truest sense.

--The Minister of Leaves"

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