Sunday, October 10, 2010
Frederick is a man who is not human. He exists from day to day, not truly living and not truly seeing the world in its correct light but in a skewed and narrow-minded way. His family is of the nagging and controlling sort, not realizing just how much of a part they had to play in his role as a young man. When he sees Miranda for the first time, he is struck by her beauty and grace while already placing her on a pedestal that, as we find out later, she does not truly deserve. Even when Miranda is in his house, his love for her is from a comfortable enough distance that he does not have to sully his hands with the flesh that is woman; when Miranda offers herself to him sexually, he is a complete loss in creating the “beast with two backs” with her. Although he committed a heinous act, I could not help but feel sorry for him for he showed a sense of childlike innocence that clouded his judgment. In his world, all beauty must be collected and preserved so that the collector can enjoy them forever. Only where does one draw the line? When does love become obsession? When does love become dangerous? From the two points of view in the novel, it is apparent that this situation is not a matter of love but a game of cat and mouse that, sadly to say, ends with death. A butterfly loses its life when the collector pins it to a board so that is beauty can be maintained forever. Therein lies the powerful delusion, especially when the butterfly is not beautiful nor wants to be captured and mounted for the collector’s pleasure. The butterfly has no say in its capture; all is can do it weakly flap its wings as Death takes over.
Saturday, October 9, 2010
Chinese white tea combines deliciously with sour cherries and candied cranberries to create an exotic, yet delicate blend.
Tea Body: Medium
Tea Finish: Smooth
Tea Flavor: Fruity
Pros: Fresh, Soothing, Smooth Body, Unique Flavor Profile, Great Aroma, Rich In Antioxidants, High Quality
Cons: Prefer Tea Pouches
Best Uses: Afternoon, Evening, Dessert Tea
Describe Yourself: Tea Enthusiast, Occasional Tea Drinker, High-End Shopper, Health Conscious
This was my first Teavana purchase in several years and I am glad I chose this blend: the flavour is to die for. Although I drink my tea with raw sugar, I would gladly drink this tea without any sweetener. Most of the white teas by other companies are so "light" that one can hardly enjoy them but this tea has a good body to it and a flavour that lingers quite nicely. This is a tea that I will purchase again very soon. Cheers!
My Snow Geisha with cast iron cup and saucer
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