合気道; aikido

too smooth

only while connected to the earth, can this be understood

pointer

when the way grows steep and narrow, even the strongest of hands, cannot grasp it. citing this case, look!

case

the great mechanic engineer examines a book of three treasures; we arrive at pages of descriptions.

“i cannot read this,” he pauses, gesturing, “too smooth.”

“yes, sensei.”

“i can only read older…,” fingers like a macaw’s beak trailing off the page.

commentary

only while connected to the earth, will this be understood.