Saturday, February 14, 2009

No Picture II

Another index card piece from 2004:

Bunjin [Japanese literati] ideal:  The "three perfections" – painting, poetry, calligraphy, and the "elegant pursuits" – music and the board game go.  Superior ways to refine the soul – life's loftiest goal.  Amateur delight over professional gain and spiritual content over technical proficiency.  

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