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"The real, deep down you, is the whole universe." ~ Alan Watts ⁣

"The real, deep down you, is the whole universe." ~ Alan Watts ⁣

A shadow walks to the rim of the tea bowl⁣

A shadow who has forlorn scars down his spine and arms⁣

A shadow who is abandoned by friends and family⁣

Who do not understand his darkness and formlessness.⁣

A shadow like this, just like this, walks to the rim of the tea bowl⁣

And looks down to the still water surface ⁣

In despair he seeks⁣

For his reflection ⁣

But it is nowhere to be found.⁣

He puffed out a sigh⁣

A sigh that rippled the surface.⁣

In the ripple he caught a glint⁣

A little wink of life⁣

That he caught on for dear life.⁣

He saw himself in that one ripple⁣

In that wavering motion he found light in his dark silhouette. ⁣

And in deep waters he swims up against beautiful shapes, wavering shadows⁣

That he finds out are actually Tea leaves ⁣

Giving flavour and aroma to what really is pure and soft and colourless.⁣

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If every human is an expression of the divine⁣

Would it then be remiss to say when we come to each other ⁣

that we are all destined to find you in me and me in you? ⁣

Tea is life's endless parade in flavour, aroma, shapes and stories and colours.⁣