Tea & Philosophy

 

 

This bit of wisdom was waiting for me with my cuppa yesterday: “Use soft words and hard arguments.” ~ English Proverb

 

I’m the type of gal who looks for inspiration around every corner and beneath every stone. I am often rewarded with more than I bargained for. More than once I’ve found myself crying – gratefully – in response to some little grace provided by the Universe. Just when I needed it. The medium of the message varies – radio, books, magazines, conversation, fortune cookies, tea bags – which keeps life interesting. And surprising.

 

I’m not sure how yesterday’s tea message applies right now, but I’ve got it in the back of my brain – just in case.

Jiro

 

 

I love documentaries. The best ones move me, make me laugh, touch my heart and leave a well-appreciated impression on my movie psyche.

 

Mister and I recently watched “Jiro Dreams of Sushi” and I couldn’t be happier. This master sushi chef, born in 1925, is a true artist with an astounding life philosophy. Watching him speak about his job (which he began training for at the age of 10) causes one to stop breathing for a moment, just to take in the weight of his words. And then there’s the food. The food! Beautifully photographed and shot, the food images were frame-worthy. And they made me hungry. That’s why Mister and I headed out for a sushi dinner immediately after watching the film. And that, friends, was an excellent idea.

 

“Jiro Dreams of Sushi” is a wonderful documentary. It has depth and humor. So much life is shown in this film, I am certain it will stay with me for a long, long time. And if I ever make it back to Japan, I will definitely be making a reservation at Sukiyabashi Jiro, the 3-Michelin starred, 10-seat restaurant owned and operated by Jiro Ono. For this gal now dreams of sushi, thanks to Jiro.