Friday, November 18, 2011

masala chai

for the longest time, i loathed anything with a cinnamon flavor.  naturally, a chai was a gruesome enemy of my tastebuds.

but sometimes, when you overcome a small inconvenience, you gain a large benefit.  chai is a superfood, high in antioxidants and great for circulation. 

i think forgiveness is one of those things.  man, does it sting like a mug.  but once it's done, how free do you feel?

i don't pretend to be some generous person with lots of grace and patience.  oh no, sir.  i have yet to meet a more evil character that mine.  but i think everyone has the capacity to forgive.  the painful-as-hell-part is choosing to do it.  and i think why it's that way is that that other person will never know what they did or ever agree with you that it was wrong of them to hurt you.  and they'll probably go on continuing to hurt others the same way.  that gets me.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

st. john's wart

at first, there's nothing at all, so you take a big sip.  then, BLAM!  it hits you in the face with a sucker punch.

a few years ago, i made a mental note to myself not to get too close to phlegmatics.  then, some time last year, i got stupid and started getting closer to a phleg friend of mine.  when will you ever learn, you dumb, dumb girl?

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

pineapple black tea

strong and in your face.  it's not easy for me.

all my life, my closest friends had one complaint about me--that getting to know me was like the disney company.  it's easy to be drawn in, but nearly impossible to get to the core.  is that so terrible?

yes, it is.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

inachevee de Constantinople

green tea w/ apples, almonds, roses.  fruit, nuts, and flowers.  who thought these would go so well together?

Monday, May 9, 2011

cacao cafe

dark, delightfully roasted italian coffee with cacao powder.  a dreamy concoction of buttery goodness.

these last two months have been a whirlwind of gooey synapses.

my organization began to work closely with another organization, which is actually just one married couple, so it's really one person, isn't it?  we've become uncommonly bonded and, like coffee and cacao, there seems to be a harmonious blend of textures and flavours within us as a team.

sketch for piece about awareness of the sex trade

Monday, March 14, 2011

silver needle

about alice's tea cup in the upper west side of manhattan:

oh how absurd absurd can be,
when we begin to think
and grow into our duller selves
and let our silly shrink.

many more of these, i say!
with eggs and sauce and tea,
a place for lace and glitterings
and words from you to me. 

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

chrystal meth tea

it's my own blend.
identity crisis in tea form.  base of chrysanthemum and green teas with dried mangoes and spices.  schizophrenic, really.

what does one do when there are creatures to be created and too many ways to create them?

i've gone nearly the entirety of the route:  admitting that i might possibly have ADHD, embracing the notion that i'm a commitment-phobe, denying any of these and forcing myself to stick to one medium, and finally collapsing in a heap of despair and utter worthlessness.  yet what can one do when none and all of the media are of high interest?

it's very difficult...