These holiday weeks have been a wonderful time of reflection. And now I have come across a beautiful way to represent that calm. The green tea leaves were a Christmas gift, from my Chinese friend whose knowledge of medicines and papermaking astounds me. The tea leaves form the caring texture beneath my mirrored forehead skin; and thus I ruminate in these days of stillness. Praise God for blessings: for Jocelyn, for tea, and for filtered sunlight traversing coated optics.