… about time …

Finding this ancient tale again, I wished a king had asked me years ago to write the story about a quest for The Real …


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 …



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2 responses to “… about time …

  1. This made me smile. I should think it would take nerve though to pull this off.


  2. Ashen (Pia)

    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.


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