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Today was the first day back in the virtual tea room! I anticipated it so much that I only got three hours of sleep, haha. I feel so much gratitude. My senseis and classmates have been so kind to me, even generously gifting me utensils for my practice. Thinking of their kindness makes tears well in my eyes, squished by my upturned pink cheeks. I hardly know how to express this love.

The title is an allusion to the tenth poem in the Kokinshu, book 1, by Fujiwara no Kotonao.