cakes, prose, woes -- the photos, food & thoughts of a french-speaking seattle-native in brazil

In the end, you're just happy you were there—with your eyes open—and lived to see it. -AB
In the end, you're just happy you were there—with your eyes open—and lived to see it.

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Making Tea

This beautiful little film by upstart film-maker Thomas Gallagher is without a doubt one of the most charming videos i've come across on the internet, and I must share it with you. It feels to me an allegory of my own life. Wake up, and Tea. Always time for tea. For just, one more, milky tea. If you know me at all, then you know the word tea.

video

The electric kettle, the Tetley round, bottle of milk--though my junky splenda addiction replaces the two spoons of sugar used in the film, and even though he does not let the bag steep long enough, it is my life black and white. Tea is a methodical ritual. A slow, melancholy, methodical ritual. Time after time we make the same cup of milky tea to perfection, then dart out the door for lateness that is assured, and even intended with the boiling. And in the end, if you break your favorite teacup, you must find another use for it. Never, ever throw it out. Scotch tape seems, as silly as it may, to work.

Watch it, I know (and I do know) that you will enjoy it.


A bientôt

2 comments:

Ryan said...

haha I did enjoy that. My technique is quite different, but the end result is the same.
Now I want a electric kettle!

Tom Gallagher said...

i made a sequel. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vyUZxsvARRE