I know silence now as I used to know her before I cast an arch across the sky and punctuated the constellations.
Punching in for this lifetime
Putting name to this vessel of mine.
It has not always been this way.
I allowed myself to disintegrate in unconscious ways.
I spent years annihilating my body
Not understanding how the moon could look so beautiful against this skin
Not seeing how tears could glisten like diamonds in the rough.
I knew silence then as a static drop on the phone line,
A foreshadowing before he opened his mouth to speak words of destruction,
A litany of words to cast me aside as someone who needs to be better, thinner, taller, louder, softer, fatter, skinnier, fairer.
Tea met me and I knew Her silence as I would my home.
Now I see the Dao that flows within.
I see that true surrender lies in the present moment.
In existing in this moment,
I feel all my sinews and bones come alive.
These leaves I alchemised with loving hands and hot water
Their bodies unfurling in earthenware
Their skeletal webs imprinting hundreds and perhaps thousand years old stories on my soul.
And this is when my soul remembers all the time before I existed here and now.
Tea re-members the soul and the body.
Tea reunites us all; Tea reunites the dynamic duo that is the body and heart. Tea gives the mind a restful place to land.
Dao then can flow through us,
Take us to the no-mind land
Where we can reach our fingers through Heaven's angel hair;
And ground our feet on Earth's feminine embrace.
Let Tea cast off these shackles.
Let Tea fling away these clothes that clothed us with names and labels.
Let Tea simply allow our awareness to gently arise
In symphony with the rain, the stars, the sun, and the moon.
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