greatness in small things


“When tea becomes ritual, it takes its place at the heart of our ability to see greatness in small things. Where is beauty to be found? In great things that, like everything else, are doomed to die, or in small things that aspire to nothing, yet know how to set a jewel of infinity in a single moment?”

~ Muriel Barbery, The Elegance of the Hedgehog

sipping my tea outside, enjoying this first warm day in April.

30 thoughts on “greatness in small things

  1. What a beautiful reflection in your tea cup! I loved the book “The Elegance of the Hedgehog” and I was very surprised by the ending which was so unexpected.

  2. The reflection is so lovely and perfect…I’m going to try that this summer…the sun is finally out here but not warm enough yet for sitting out…enjoy your tea…it is definitely a ritual at my house…

  3. This is such a beautiful reflection that could have easily gone unnoticed. I’m going to have to drink my tea outside more often! 🙂

  4. Susan, it’s been weeks since I’ve visited your blog (or any other blog for that matter) and am trying to catch up today. I am completely not surprised to visit today and see such an incredibly image. LOVE!
    Hope all is well in your world!

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