Thursday, April 25, 2013

be like the bamboo

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.

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