"Art is the expression of the self. The more complicated and restricted the method, the less the opportunity for expression of one's original sense of freedom. Though they play an important role in the early stage, the techniques should not be too mechanical, complex or restrictive. If we cling blindly to them, we shall eventually become bound by their limitations. Remember, you are expressing the techniques and not doing the techniques. If somebody attacks you, your response is not Technique No.1, Stance No. 2, Section 4, Paragraph 5. Instead you simply move in like sound and echo, without any deliberation. It is as though when I call you, you answer me, or when I throw you something, you catch it. It's as simple as that - no fuss, no mess."
This is a test post: I'm back! Wow, this blogger outage has taught me how much blogging is a part of my life: My life for the last 24 hours or so has felt quite... different without blogging. Moreover, I know many of you out there only through blogging. Imagine if the blogosphere were to be down forever (knock on wood...)... I would lose touch with many of you out there.
Anyway, I'm back, as are all of you. I posted this pretty cool Youtube video of Vladimir Horowitz playing Schumann's Traumerei on the piano. I'm not going to re-post it. I'll just wait for the blogger people to restore it. Enjoy it when it comes back on.
In the meantime, have fun with that Bruce Lee quote. Why did I post a quote from Bruce Lee? Because he's cool! I'm actually a big Bruce Lee fan. I'm going to write a post some day about Bruce Lee and yoga. I also read this comment somewhere on the blogosphere by somebody who said that she didn't know Bruce Lee had quotes! Gee, did you think Bruce Lee was just a mindless kungfu machine? I'm not offended; I just think that, since I'm a Bruce Lee fan, I have a responsibility to set the record straight :-)
I have some more substantial posts coming soon. For now, I'm just happy to be back in the blogosphere, wrecking more havoc :-)