Tuesday, September 21, 2010

live free

Years ago my venerable calligraphy teacher in Kyoto selected the Chinese characters for me to use when signing pieces in Japanese. They were sparrow (jaku) and woods (rin). Years later when my Chinese teacher in Tokyo saw how I wrote my name, he approved. "A tiny bird in the woods is excellent," he said. "It means you are free, the best way to be." The card is from PostMuse.