teaism is a cult founded on the adoration of the beautiful among the sordid facts of everyday existance. it inculcates purity & harmony, the mystery of mutual charity, the romanticism of the social order.
there are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.
~henry james 'portrait of a lady'
his mother put him to bed,
and made some chamomile tea:
'one table-spoonful to be taken at bed-time'
tea with us became more than an idealisation of the form of drinking; it is a religion of the art of life
"take some more tea" the March Hare said to Alice very earnestly. "I've had nothing yet," Alice replied in an offended tone, "So I can't take more"
~Lewis Carroll, 'Alice in Wonderland'
And go on drinking tea,
'Yet with these April sunsets, that somehow recall
My buried life, & Paris in the Spring,
I feel immeasurably at peace, & find the world
To be wonderful & youthful, after all
& time yet for a hundred indecisions,
& for a hundred visions & revisions,
Before the taking of a toast & tea.
Meanwhile, let us have a sip of tea. The afternoon glow is brightening the bamboos, the fountains are bubbling with delight, the soughing of the pines is heard in our kettle. Let us dream of evanescence, & linger in the beautiful foolishness of things.
its not so hard to see you smoking fags & drinking tea
~shore to shore by johnny flynn
ok, as you can probably see, my revision isnt going that well :s
ive got one on monday, & then my last one on wednesday (yay!).
would anyone like to know about FPTP, AMS & STV?
or Glaciation? Podsols?
Hope everyone's having a nice week:)x