Ok, so maybe I am a sap or maybe I am a rescuer...you decide. I bought this sweet little pot knowing it had a chip inside the lid rim, but not knowing it also had an invisible crack at the top of the handle on the main body. I only discovered that when I filled it with water. So...its had a hard life. Its been abused by its previous owner.
I will cherish it as a thing of beauty. It has earned a place of ornament and respect in my collection. I did not pass it by because it was imperfect. It had value to me even with the visible chip. I am reminded of Paul's words..."we may get crushed but not destroyed". Like many of us carrying pain and brokenness on the inside... the hidden places, yet showing a façade of having it all together. Its the human condition.
I don't know what the writing on the back says, likely a lovely tea poem...if you can translate it I would appreciate knowing what it says. Please tell me in comments.
Tea people are so kind. This is a precious 2010 Lao TKY, not so easy to come by, yet @thehappyteaman gifted me with a very generous portion from his own stash. Its a blustery fall day in the PNW and after raking leaves and spreading them over the garden beds for a winter blanket, this infusion of nutty, roasty goodness is just perfect to come home to. Thank you!