“[I]n Korean homes […] tea […] is served about one-half to three-quarters full in dainty china tea cups. I once asked why it was never a full cup that was served, and the family whose home I was in at the time told me it was a tradition to suggest the wish for balance in the life of the person who is being served the tea – so the water is poured in up to the middle of the cup.”
Indeed: as life brews, balance it by emptying the mind-cup now and then. A half-full cup is harder to spill.
So, have a cup of timelessness!
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