A Piece Of OLD Wisdom

A Piece Of Old Wisdom

Medium: Digital Photography
Location: Kyoto, Japan  (click image to enlarge image)

About the artwork;

The Japanese have a famous proverb, nana korobi, ya oki, meaning, “Fall down seven times, get up eight.”  The proverb represents the idea of not giving up, but more than that, it doesn’t start with falling down (as that would be “fall down seven times, get up seven.”) It counts the first time you get up, reminding us that we have to show up first, in order to have the chance to fail, and then have the chance to get back up again.

-Beth Kempton (from the book, Wabi-Sabi; Japanese Wisdom For A Perfectly Imperfect Life).

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