We Japanese are superstitious people.
Regardless of our everyday high tech life, many of us still follow our traditional ways and beliefs, which I guess is one of the reasons why many people are still drawn to my country of birth.
One of the superstitions that we have is that it is good luck when a tea stem stands up in your green tea.
Deep down, we know that it is not scientifically sound to assume that a piece of stem would affect our future, but many do get overly excited whenever this phenomenon occurs to us.
If you live in Japan long enough, you will eventually hear the following phrase:
“Look, look! A tea stem is standing up! (literally means “a pillar of tea is standing up”)
With this in mind, I just witnessed a miracle.
I like to burn incense when I work to get into the zone, and, lo and behold, the following sight interrupted my work!
I screamed with joy.
OMG, incense is standing up!
This, my wise readers, is a phrase that you will probably never hear or use for the rest of your life.
This is not a well-timed picture. It kept standing up like this for good few minutes!
A miraculous day is waiting for me and hopefully for you, too!