It’s not that good a trick, really.
There are ooohs and aaahhs when I show someone who hasn’t seen it before, but only the first time.
After the second time they complain that I can’t do it with anything else.
Like it’s not that impressive to draw something in chalk and have it become real once the drawing is complete since I can only do it with teacups.
Even though the teacups materialize with actual tea inside.
But the tea will only be hot if I draw the steam, and I have to draw lots of it in order to obtain proper tea-drinking temperature.
I usually don’t drink it, anyway.
It’s never sweetened, even if I draw sugar cubes.
And it’s always Darjeeling.
No matter how much I wish for Earl Grey.
About flax-golden tales. Photo by Carey Farrell. Text by Erin Morgenstern.