"We move through the world in a narrow groove, preoccupied with the petty things we see and hear, brooding over our prejudices, passing by the joys of life without even knowing that we have missed anything. Never for a moment do we taste the heady wine of freedom. "This oft cited quote from Yang Chu, a philosopher dating to the 4th century BC, struck me on the head fifteen years ago. To think such wisdom was uttered two millenia ago. I'm wise enough to observe that knowledge rarely equals action, but I like to think I'm freed from my shackles now and then.
Is it possible that there is something as fantastic as tea drinking that I'm just not aware of. I'm constantly on the prowl, but I also want to leave myself something for in my old age.