some quotes from a 91 year old painter
Fumiko Hori says:
" It seem I've always learned by the act of destroying or crashing...breaking down myself, and not holding on to my own
treasures...if you hold on, that's all you will ever be."
"The best state for an animal or any life form is to be somewhat unhappy or dissatisfied. For example, if a tree is deprived of sunlight by other taller trees, then it will collect all the energy in itself and try to be closer to the sun. If the tree is in a completely satisfactory state, then it will die eventually."
"Never get too accustomed to your practice, Never flock in groups, Be on your own spiritually...do not rely on another."