sliding toward a full two years in a pandemic, with an Omicron surge and a perhaps reluctant turning of a corner into endemic, entitles one to more rest to process, heal, and integrate.
the past month was full of transitions that were, for me — ever the introvert that happens to speak publicly — unspeakable thus far. still, I’m grateful for every person who takes the time to read these words, scan the stories, and hopefully benefit from a share or two of what moves me. I’m grateful for a platform to say directly, simply: thank you.
Watch and listen to the talk Rev. angel gave at the January 6, 2022 vigil and demonstration at San Francisco Civic Center. [Talk begins at 50:45]
“If our society had a commonly held understanding of the meaning of love, the act of loving would not be so mystifying.” – bell hooks, All About Love
in Kauai, the have signs that tell about “sneak waves” that come upon you after you’ve faced one, two, then three. you’ve lost most of your breath but then exhale into that peculiar sensation of weary triumph that you made it still standing. the now-gentle waves nudging you from behind as you make your way to the shore feel puny and even caressing by comparison. then wham! the sneak wave comes and takes your feet from under you. maybe it’s not really bigger but the pummeling, guard-dropping relief, but-not-over-yet makes it feel that way.
Rev angel has the fewest of the most essential: the gaiwan or lidded bowl. it makes sense that after the simple “leaves in a bowl” origin of tea, folks decided that they wanted to add a cover.
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When Rev angel needs a big enough cup that she can savor for a while, and even break the rules on some teas and leave it brewing while she drink the first round.
In addition to its lustrous beauty, the fast pouring spout, tight fitting lid and perfectly placed knob are all in an incredibly well balanced and compact vessel.
There are three types: side (yokode), top (uwade) and this most-familiar back (ushirode) style based of the classic design developed in China (but for very annoying colonization reasons, associated with the British).