Thoughts on a teacup
YoMem - Young Messengers of European Memory
In this story, Isabel tells the story of this dear cup of hers, and shares some thoughts on its beauty.
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Why this teacup?

– First of all, it reminds me of a dear person who left us recently

– then it reminds me of elegance, savoir faire, savoir vivre, values which, in my opinion, are disappearing in today’s society.

– This cup is also a call to enjoy time, to share a moment of conviviality without violence.

– This cup tells a past, that of its creation with meticulousness, a future, the one where you will come to admire it while speaking about a book, a film, a meeting, an event…

Can this be compared to a Starbucks or Mac Donalds cup that is destined for the trash in the best of cases, with its tasteless contents swallowed alone in 3 sips…?

I think this cup, which belonged to some relatives 3 generations ago, is a good symbol of the moment that people used to take to enjoy a cup of tea together and talk about life. I think people can reunite well around such a moment, and tea is consumed in many countries!

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