10/23/08

IF - Repair


A warm cup of tea can repair all that needs it.

In the words of Thich Nhat Hanh
You must be completely awake in the present to enjoy the tea. Only in the awareness of the present can your hands feel the pleasant warmth of the cup. Only the present can you savor the aroma, taste the sweetness, appreciate the delicacy. If you are ruminating about the past or worrying about the future, you will completely miss the experience of enjoying the cup of tea.
You will look down at the cup, and the tea will be gone.

Illustration © Heidi Younger

11 comments:

Connie said...

This is great: 1. it's a fine illustration and 2. just today there is an article in our paper (Guradian) that says the scientists have found exactly what you say here: a warm drink really can repair!

Kate said...

This is the most beautiful image i have seen today. And you really prtray a wonderful mood for all of us tea drinkers. Very beautiful! I could look at it all day.

Kate said...

BTW, I would love to have a small print or buy these as greeting cards if you decide to put them in your store.

Heidi Younger Illustration said...

What lovely words Kate. I do sell prints. Please e-mail me: heidi@heidiyounger.com
thanks!

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Isn't it amazing how small cup of tea can lift you and make you feel so much better. It's my drink of choice.

ArtSparker said...

I like that tag on the teabag and the mood and the thoughtful hands

Dada's place said...

Wonderful illustration. I love your concept, composition, colours... really great! :)

INDIGENE said...

I love the muted colors and yes, I find tea, therapeutic!

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Dot said...

that is lovely!

lisa mertins said...

heidi, this is lovely. i really enjoy your work!

Christine said...

Very nice image and so true.