The Chinese family sat around the table to have tea
Old and young
All with the stories of their lives
Carved in their beings
Time passed for some
Time started for others
Each one displaying the emotions of the moment
Others rescuing the glories of their past in shared memories
The steam coming out the tea pot
Wrapped the room with pleasant heat
The smells of carefully chosen ancient herbs
Captivated the senses
During all evening
Laughs and enthusiastic conversations
Set the tone of each instant
The tea house
Had always been a place
For encounters and revelations
Recollections and predictions
All that blend of personalities
Was a story to be told
Until the boiled tea became just a single cold drop
At the bottom of the cups

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