Morning Wife

Morning WifeI very recently changed jobs. As I had been in my previous job for a long time and it was step up for me, I felt it was a big deal. So I wanted to commemorate it. To do that, I got my self a new tea bowl. It’s a antique bowl that I bought from a collector in USA. Maybe I’ll tell you more about it in the future, but for now it is a “secret” to be discovered by guests one seki at the time.I planned on using it for the very first time for morning tea before my first day in the new job. Being very supportive, my non-tea-drinking-wife decided that she would participate on this morning gathering, even though she neither enjoys sitting in the tea room nor the taste of the tea. In advance we had several practice sessions so that she would know what to do, and just as importantly not mistreat my tea bowl ;)On the morning of my first day in the new job, we had a wonderful and quiet tea gathering from 06:25 to 06:52. Those that know my wife will say that it is a bit of a sensation that she was up and about at that time of day. What was even more sensational was the text message I got from her a few hours later:

My morning was EXCEPTIONALLY much better than usual! I’m considering joining you for tea tomorrow too…:O

Maybe starting the day with koicha will make your morning better too. If you do try, please tell me about it in the comment field

Tokonoma

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