Contemplate the wisdom of the trees.

The pine is steadfast, ever green, and firmly rooted.

The bamboo is strong, supple and resilient.

The plum blossom is vibrant, fresh and florescent —

a

symbol

of

hope

and

renewal.

— an adaptation of a teaching of Morihei Ueshiba, 20th century CE martial artist, teacher, philosopher and founder of the martial art and science of Aikidō 合気道

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