Here’s one from the archives that is worthy of a repeat…..
Corey’s Favorite Things
Day 2 – December 23 2014
My Coffee Cup
& Organic Papua New Guinea Coffee
From the Buena Vista Roastery
I love everything about my coffee cup – the clean lines, the way it feels in my hand, the imperfection of the earth tone glazes. I love the chips and cracks.
To me it is more than a coffee cup – it’s about taking a moment from my day to pause, to slow down. It’s about ritual.
It holds my morning coffee, but it holds so much more – it holds memories and promise, laughter and tears, perfection & flaws.
To me, my coffee cup embodies the Japanese philosophy of Wabi Sabi – “the art of finding beauty in imperfection and profundity in nature, of accepting the natural cycle of growth, decay and death. It’s simple, slow, and uncluttered – and it reveres authenticity above all.”
This time of year especially – with the passing of the winter solstice, the short days and the coming of the new year, I celebrate the cycles of the earth – the quite dark days of winter, the return of the sun. I remind myself of the importance of celebrating the darkness before welcoming the light.