"Each time you see it,
each time it's new
"The saying stems from a core principle of the Japanese tea ceremony called ichigo ichie. Literally, ichigo ichie means 'one time, one meeting.'
"Those who practice the Japanese tea ceremony, or chado ('the Way of Tea'), view it as a model for all human relations, romantic or otherwise. Each tea gathering is a unique moment in time, never to be repeated again. Even if the same people gather again the next day and repeat the same tea ceremony, they would occupy a different moment in time. In zen, there is only now. The past is past, the future an illusion. Only this moment offers the chance for enlightenment."