Sarah

 

 

 

GUISEPI

"I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journey-work of the stars. And the pismire is equally perfect, and a grain of sand, and the egg of the wren."
~Walt Whitman

Sarah serves tea as a lighthearted way to celebrate the moment with those around her. She carries a small gaiwan set--a Chinese tea set that's good for travel--with her as she walks about Seattle, and when she comes across something that has a sort of forgotten beauty, like a leaf of grass growing up from a crack in the sidewalk, she sets up a simple tea ceremony, invites those passing by to join her, and in turn watches the combination of people and unexpected events create a beauty of it's own.

She was first introduced to the idea of serving free tea during a music festival in summer 2008, where she was adopted into a free tea tent for the week and learned to make chai for thousands of people. Among the bustle of boiling water and cups to be washed, she saw amazing things take shape; friends were drawing closer, and strangers were becoming friends. She felt like how a bird must feel when it sings for the first time, and a little seed was planted inside her.

She thought, "this is good." And she wants to keep that good going. If that leaf of grass is honored, if two or three people smile and sip tea together, then maybe that moment will help make the world a little bit better.

GAIWAN
You can reach Sarah at sarahscrayon@gmail.com or through her myspace.
 

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