January 07, 2013
The first cup moistens my lips and throat.
The second shatters my loneliness.
The third causes the wrongs of life to fade gently from my recollection.
The fourth purifies my soul.
The fifth lifts me to the realms of the unwinking gods
Chinese Mystic, Tang Dynasty
Image: Norfolk Island Pine Grove, NouNou Mountain, Kaua'i, Hawai'i, 2013, J Engelstad