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tea ceremony, again

January 31, 2006

Tea ceremony again today. Excruciating pain!

Funny, though, how pain fades out when you’re actually doing something (like, for example, making tea), only to come screeching back at you the moment you stop and are momentarily unoccupied again. I sat in seiza for an almost unprecedented ten minutes or so while the teacher talked me through all the movements required to make a cup of tea, and the pain, though still present, was just a dull background nagging. The moment I finished and put the cup of delicious green froth down in front of me, though, the pain came boomeranging back like a horseshoe thrown in an old Warner Brothers cartoon. Smack!

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  1. Posted by Andrew — February 2, 2006 at 8:36 am

    No! What kind of a position is this? What causes the pain? Is it supposed to hurt or are you just not used to it?

    I dislike pain. But I like tea.

  2. Posted by lva — February 2, 2006 at 6:50 pm

    Kneeling. Weight on the legs. Feet pointing outwards behind you. Like this.

    caution: article contains the word “buttocks”.