Friday, May 24, 2013

In Which I Dream of China, For Some Reason

The solider and the revolutionary student travelled long and far to find the warrior/scholar. He grabs a brush like a sword and begins drawing characters with slashing strokes on the parchment hanging behind him.

"This is the character for many men's names, while this," he said, continuing to draw, "is the character for shoes. Together," he said, turning, "they make the character for 'poverty,' because who must own another man's cast off shoes is poor indeed."

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