Monday, January 14, 2013

Marie Antoinette, The Hunger Games, and Royal Albert

Sometimes a tea cup reminds me of a certain person or a film. The cup i am sharing today reminds me of Marie Antoinette and the fashionable shallow people in Capitol of Panem in the film "The Hunger Games".

Marie Antoinette is recognised as a fashion queen and her hairdo was considered the 'Must have' item of a fashion icon in her days. The high-tower like hairdo both signifies power and lavishness.

The people from Capitol of Panem in 'The Hunger Games' are also fashion oriented. Because they have the never-ending resources and power over the people in other twelve districts, a lot of effort is put into beautifying oneself.

This is the cup by Royal Albert. Look at the shape. It's a mixture of both modern and classic.

The handle of the cup resembles the hairdo of Marie Antoinette and of ladies living in that period.

The hot pink colour of the cup is the favourite color of people of Panem from Capitol in The Hunger Games. Something about this color that shouts 'Look at me'.

There is nothing that they wont do to attract attention and to entertain themselves. It's difficult to understand such place with advanced techology is crowded with cruel people.

It seems that with advanced techology, people's brain or intelligence are shrinking. Because of technology, people do not need to go outside or be in the nature to get food or resources, people are completely lacking of touch with Nature. As they get further and further away from nature, they do not remember the beauty of nature, that's why they create beauty for themselves, that is to create artificial surgery or buildings. But beauty of nature can never be replaced. As they wrap themselves in artificial things, they forget to nurture their own soul and heart---these are one of the beautiful things we always have. I guess that if people in Capitol are in touch with their own soul, they will not be cheering as the 'Hunger Games' begins because they will realize that hurting others means hurting themselves as we are all One.

Sometimes it's important to set time aside for ourselves to get in touch with nature and with our soul, to be with our soul is to be with beauty of the creation. Look within and we will see beauty in ourselves instead of seeking recognition from outside. Look within and we will find joy and happiness instead of waiting for others to make us happy and to bring joy or mistreat others for entertainment. Look within and we will realise the wholeness of the world instead of separation and struggle of power.

Off to have a cup of tea and have conversation with my soul!

until next post! Ciao!


  1. Hello Felicity,
    I love your positive post! Well said, I appreciate you sharing your thoughts. The cup is a stunner! What a color and what a elegant design. It does remind me of Marie! I didn't see the Hunger Games, so I don't know about that.
    Someone else is sharing a cup similar to yours today. That happens sometimes. We all get on the same wavelength and end up with similar cups.
    I fixed your link (that didn't work). So now you are all set : )

  2. Such a darling tea cup. I have a soft spot for Royal Albert...

  3. and I have a soft spot for pink ones...

  4. Hi Felicity,
    Your tea cup is stunning! What an elegance of shape and the combination of plain colours and gold, really exquisite! Fit for royalty, indeed!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs from Portugal

  5. A wonderful post. Besides loving the teacup, it was a wonderfully reflective post filled with truth! Thanks for posting your thoughtful post.

  6. Hi Felicity, That is one of my favorite movies. I love the color and shape of this cup. It is so elegant. Thanks so much for sharing. Blessings, Martha

  7. I didn't see the movie but now that you've shared about it I might have to check it out. Sounds interesting! I absolutely LOVE the color on your tea cup! Interesting analogies too!
    sandy :)

  8. We are all one, I haven't seen the hunger games maybe I should rent it. The tea cup is lovely beautiful color, thanks again...