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Tea and Escapism MAG

February 9, 2015
By Hanban12 ELITE, Lake Worth, Florida
Hanban12 ELITE, Lake Worth, Florida
133 articles 7 photos 633 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them."
Henry David Thoreau

"I fell in love the way you fall asleep; slowly, and then all at once."
John Green


sinking in
an earthy
beverage,
sips taken
to reconcile
reality and dreams,
a passive strategy to
fight what’s wrong,
to fight life’s
irrefutable conflicts,
quietly promising
new beginnings,
steam
rising from your azure mug in
a peaceful fashion,
slowly rising to
the ceiling,
but there’s a feeling
that is
too large to mince,
to sugarcoat,
to ignore,
but still, you have to
admit
that
you’re the ultimate
escape artist,
using your own thoughts and this mug as
a ladder,
life’s challenges no longer
matter,
because the water is
warm and
your heart is thawed and
both you and the tea bag are
hanging onto
a lifeline.



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on Feb. 28 2015 at 7:48 am
Ray--yo PLATINUM, Kathmandu, Other
43 articles 2 photos 581 comments

Favorite Quote:
God Makes No Mistakes. (Gaga?)
"I have hated the words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right." -Liesel Meminger via Markus Zusac, "The Book Thief"

God this is beautiful Hanban, I hope this gets published.

Hanban12 ELITE said...
on Feb. 19 2015 at 7:29 pm
Hanban12 ELITE, Lake Worth, Florida
133 articles 7 photos 633 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them."
Henry David Thoreau

"I fell in love the way you fall asleep; slowly, and then all at once."
John Green

Haha thank you, Mckay! Your comments are always appreciated :)

Mckay ELITE said...
on Feb. 18 2015 at 9:02 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

By far your best work so far. I admire that last line. I'm envious that I couldn't have come up with it. (Darn it!) Wording is stellar; images, precise; and emotion, flawless. Well deserved Editors' Choice. 10/10