Curiosity and Desire

The old woman slowly sits down upon the tree stump. Wrinkled checks lead to a turned up mouth as she smiles at the eager young lady in front of her. The old woman’s wrinkled hand reaches for the ceramic mug on the ground beside the stump and, as if time were of no consequence, she slowly pulls the mug up to her nose. A few more wrinkles appear as her smile grows larger and her eyes close to take in the aroma of the magical ingredients in the cup. Her other wrinkled…