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Technique No. 0 – Black Tortoise Kowtows

11 August 2013

-kneeling in the mud again?

You keep coming back to this place; you are stuck. You will learn a thousand techniques. But the first was how to kneel, to endure. It will cost you. You will revel in the movement, but you will also pay for it the rest of your life.

You will miss a call, and never get that chance again. There will be a gift you always meant to give, something you meant to say, but you will never find the right time.

The pain of not moving will outweigh the pain of moving. Strength won’t come by mastering the movement, but instead in being mastered by it.

Years later, you will misplace the colours of her eyes. It will be winter. You will wake alone and it won’t feel so cold.

But for now, you’re in love with the idea. The question does not become clearer with repetition. But you don’t care.

Is that why you’re-



2 Comments leave one →
  1. feboychuk permalink
    12 August 2013 8:24 am

    Hi Herman,

    How are you doing? Amazing work on the Tarot cards! When will the entire deck be complete and how much would they cost?

    Have a marvellous Monday!   Faye 🙂

    “There are only four questions of value in life: What is sacred? Of what is the spirit made? What is worth living for? What is worth dying for?” The answer to each is the same; only love.” – Don Juan de Marco


    • paintedmonk permalink*
      12 August 2013 9:38 am

      Hi Faye,

      Thanks for the comments. I’m chipping away at this project as time allows, so it may be a while until a complete set is ready. I’ll keep you updated.
      I may get a few sample cards printed along the way to check costs.


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