Saturday, December 18, 2010
Three Cups of Tea
The subtitle of this book is One Man's Mission to Promote Peace...One School at a Time, and it is about Mortenson's promise to build a school in the village that took care of him after he climbed K2. He did return to build schools in Pakistan and Afghanistan. The Amazon blurbed reviews and reader reviews echo Ashley's "uplifting" comment.
I liked the explanation, from Bookmarks Magazine, of the title of the book as a Baltistan proverb: "The first time you share tea with a Balti, you are a stranger," a villager tells Greg Mortenson. "The second time, you are an honored guest. The third time you become family."
This morning I needed three cups of coffee, after a little collage party--bookmark collages with images and words. I stuck with my Emily Dickinson lines, and Sarah and Julie brought glue sticks and images and candy canes and wine and their wonderful minds. What fun!
And then a poetry collage arrived in the mail from Sandy!
***pause to look for teacups***
Returned to send you to see this teacup blog post! I hope it makes you as happy as it made me! And if that's not enough, here is a cheerleading pyramid of teacups. Don't knock it over.