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.
Shannon · April 13, 2012 at 1:19 pm
Wow, this story actually made me smile from ear to ear! Darjeeling is my favourite anyways 🙂
brianne · April 13, 2012 at 1:42 pm
mm, yes please. a cup would be nice today.
Veronica · April 13, 2012 at 9:38 pm
And now I think I’m going to have to make tea, even though it’s late and I have to wake up early. Earl Grey with some ginger cookies from Trader Joe’s…
Brittney · April 16, 2012 at 3:02 pm
I love it… like always.
Live, Love, Laugh, Write! by Ruthie · April 17, 2012 at 3:34 pm
Victoria · April 18, 2012 at 10:40 pm
As if Simon is all grown up and his land of chalk drawings is a bitter sweet memory.
Lisa Ahn · April 19, 2012 at 7:35 am
I love this — so much story in so few words. Makes me smile.
Marcheline · April 19, 2012 at 9:51 am
Seriously, though. It does seem like the things we’re best at do us the least service. Unless you count writing fantastic novels about magical circuses, of course. 😎
Amanda · April 26, 2012 at 4:23 pm
Love this 🙂
XKCD and Cancer and Travel and Writing | danielferrante.net · April 27, 2012 at 3:43 am
[…] Lastly – I’ve been reading a book called The Night Circus. It’s a fantastic gem of a book written in vignettes – perfect for reading in small bites or one long, indulgent stretch. Erin Morgenstern has a brilliant website where she shares her thoughts on writing (both the act and the profession) and occasionally shares short stories inspired by photographs. My favourite so far is Always Darjeeling. […]
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