The Taste of Tea (茶の味, Cha no Aji), 2004, dir. Katsuhito Ishii.
A one hundred year old woman reflects on her deceased husband.
A beach in Maldives awash in bioluminescent Phytoplankton looks like an ocean of stars.
What if people who have anxiety are just unaccustomed to the way the world works because this is the first incarnation of their soul on the earth? And confident people are at ease with the world because they have already been incarnated multiple times and, in a sense, already know how the world works.
Until you have been the last ones sitting in the café on the corner and she has kissed the dark rum from the rim of your glass and schooled you in the art of eating artichokes…until then, you are not yet woman. Until you put soft leaf to lip, touch tongue to flesh, bite…
Hillary Atiyeh ph. (Lyons, Oregon) — from series Collective Reveries