April 2, 2014

When traveling, a culture can be revealed in a simple cup of tea. {Painting}

early morning camel trek Morocco

The wind blows fiercely across the deserted beaches of Sidi Kaouki on the western coast of Morocco.

I sit protected in the sun of a simple whitewashed surfer hotel with blue shutters drinking tea out of a colorfully painted bowl.

The blue sky and white clouds reflected in my tea. Inspired, I thought of the various ways other cultures serve tea and what a ritual it is.

A fine way to express one’s identity and see someone else’s version of life.

This simple painting caught the colors of the sand, the sunset and the spacious sky.

peggy markel tea



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Editor: Rachel Nussbaum

Photo: Author’s own

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