Finding this ancient tale again, I wished a king had asked me years ago to write the story about a quest for The Real …
A LITTLE STORY ABOUT TIME
Among Chuang-Tzu’s many skills, he was an expert draftsman. The King asked him to draw a crab. Chuang-Tzu replied that he needed five years, a country house, and twelve servants. Five years later the drawing was still not begun. ’I need another five years,’ said Chuang-Tzu. The King granted them. At the end of these ten years, Chuang-Tzu took up his brush and, in an instant, with a single stroke he drew a crab, the most perfect crab ever seen.
Still, some things happen for a reason before the reason emerges.
A very inspiring New Year to all of you here …
2 responses to “… about time …”
This made me smile. I should think it would take nerve though to pull this off.
I got the nerve. I pulled it off, without country mansion or servants … just no king (publisher) 🙂 Then again, I haven’t knocked on doors.