“The most important thing is fun. Life is too short to be serious. If I had to put our development process into words, it would probably be “Learning by Laughing.”” – Peter Guest
I arrived home from my holiday safe and sound, if not completely exhausted. The flight back was like a theme park ride – they called it Turbulence. Then there was the purgatory of the airport terminal, where dreary instructions are piped through the arrival and departure lounges. “Air New Zealand is a security conscious airport. Please do not leave your baggage unattended.” “Air New Zealand is a safety conscious airport. Please do not allow children to play on the escalators.” Orwellian and humourless, but that is how it is with air travel today.
Needless to say I was dying for a cuppa by the time I got in, home, where to my delight a small parcel awaited me. I already knew it’s contents and the stamps were a clue: Deutsche Post, Luftpost. The Assender Notizen, signed by Peter Guest of Krauter Gallery’s tea stall, said “I hope you are giving my gorgeous teas. With passion and devotion I dedicate myself to doing my work. Especially to share with you my teas which I really believe will enrich your life, create a sense of wellbeing and conjure up a smile into your face.” [Disclaimer: Translation by Google]
Peter has a tea stall at Viktualienmarkt in Munchen, the Farmers Market of Farmer’s Markets, and so, just to recap the story thus far, I have been sent 100 grams of the champagne of teas from a tea merchant who has a stall at the Grandfather of all European markets. If that doesn’t put a smile on my face then nothing can!
Will Peter Guest’s Darjeeling tea enrich my life? Be assured dear reader, I report with confidence, this tea has already put a smile on my face just by showing up. I consider this tea to be life-saving.
Will this tea create a sense of wellbeing in me? Yes! The wellbeing effect of tea has already been scientifically observed. It is true. Tea can make you feel better. I feel better already.
Will this tea conjure a smile into my face?
“The most important thing is fun. Life is too short to be serious. If I had to put our development process into words, it would probably be “Learning by Laughing.””
Learning by laughing … I really like that.
Thank you Mr Peter Guest, tea merchant, artist and philosopher.
This tea gets five bright smiles from me. 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂
I collected many smiles while on holiday. After all, this is what holidays are about, the smiles and laughter. Now, happily, while sorting through my photos I am smiling all over again. My smile is especially smiley as I study a posed family shot, a deadly serious ritual, because who knows when everyone will be in the same place at the same time again! But there is always one; always that one who just has to pull a silly face – isn’t there?!
Laughing Out Loud as they say!