This is my first (ever) painting bigger than a 3x3 canvas...and if you count the 3x3 canvas's, it would be my third.
A friend of mine is going through a difficult time. She was born in Japan and her dad used to recite a Japanese proverb to her to remind her to be like bamboo, even through times of strife. My loosely translated version of what she had recited to me is:
"Be like the bamboo
Bend with the wind
Shake with the quake
And never break."
I can't find an author to give proper credit to, but those are not my words just to clarify.
Anyway, that poem was my inspiration; I just went with it.
Hope you can find/interpret in your own way.