It is a picture that invites you to contemplate. The orchid has been enchanting us for more than 2500 years. It symbolizes beauty and was once used as a medicine and an aphrodisiac. Smooth pebbles stand for gentleness and persistance. A patient stream has smoothed the little stones over the centuries. Graceful, artistically painted chop stick complete the picture. They are representatives of a distant culture, somehow foreign and yet familiar.