Samurai Wisdom For When You’re Caught In A Rainstorm

Old Samurai Art Samurai with Katana
Take my advice: NEVER piss off a Samurai!
What’s going on in your pal Jimmy Devious’ head this afternoon?
 
Well, given the mellow nature that the weekend brings upon us, I thought I’d “drop” a little ancient wisdom on you, from those awesome Japanese guys (from Japan 😉 ) who liked to wear really cool armour with flags on their backs and cut things up fast sharp-giant-steak knives-style…
 
Of course, I’m talking about the Samurai.
 
And I’m launching YET ANOTHER new semi regular  blog segment which I unexpectedly decided to call…Samurai Saturday.
 
Old Samurai Art Swordfight
 
 This first installment is from one of my all-time favorite books, and likely THE MOST famous “samurai book” ever, AKA Hagakure: Book Of The Samurai
 
*AHEM* 🙂
 
 “There is something to be learned from a rainstorm. When meeting with a sudden shower, you try not to get wet and run quickly along the road. But doing such things as passing under the eaves of houses, you still get wet. When you are resolved from the beginning, you will not be perplexed, though you will still get the same soaking. This understanding extends to everything.”
 
 
Cool huh?
 
….and DEEEP. *beatnicky-fingers-snapping-snap-snap*  🙂

To close out the post, I also found this short video which illustrates the point “Japanese Shadow Puppet Theatre” style…enjoy! (And hope you’re having a fantastic weekend!! )

Admires Wisdom in all forms and can do the greatest sniffing shadow bunny against your wall…EVER,
 
J. Devious, ESQ.
 
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