Tea of the Day: Goji Berry Green Tea by Stash Tea
Description: Goji berries, native to China and Tibet, bring a slight tartness and bright citrus notes to this refreshing green tea with matcha.
Smells sweet, citrusy and sharp, with a bite like there is ginger in the tea. Same when steeped
Liquor is a light greenish-pink in the cup
Light sweet flavor,lightly citrus
Adding sugar makes the tea a bit more tart and robust
Tea Rating: 3/5
Today’s musing is based off of a line from a song that echos in my mind
The song is Hide and Seek by Imogen Heap
The phrase: “the sweeping insensitivity of this still life”
This phrase catches me pretty much every time I listen to the song, making me wonder what it means
My first reaction is: how can a still life be sweepingly insensitive? Since when does stillness care one way or the other about anything? Also, to me, stillness is restful.
So then I jump to still life, the painting term, which also doesn’t make a lot of sense to be insensitive, although at this point I get an image of a painting of an angry man sweeping a bowl full of fruit off of a table with his arm
This brings me back to an emotional response to that phrase..
…sometimes stillness is not a good thing
The biggest example that comes to mind is when there is a change in your family structure that leaves a quietness in the house that was not there before
Someone dies, someone moves away, someone leaves for another reason, and what’s left behind is stillness
In cases is like that I can absolutely see why this still life would be sweepingly insensitive, because the very fact that it is silent is a screaming reminder of what you have lost
This changes the whole tenor of the song for me
From other lines of the song, the impression I got was more one of anger or frustration at someone because of the end of a relationship of some kind
But, breaking down this one phrase like that, the rest of the song is suddenly sadder than it was before
I love lyrical content such as this; the more you think about it, the more complex it gets, meaning you can listen to the same song a hundred times and still get something out of it
Some people may say music is not meant to make you think but I think that all art is meant to move you, to challenge you, to challenge the world, and music is no exception