‘Natsugoromo no onna’ (Woman in a Summer Garment) By Hashiguchi Goyo 1920 [[PD]]
We have one thing to do today, and it’s this: don’t be stupid. Our attention will be drawn to things that somehow, inherent in their beingness, are unwise or impractical for us to engage with–and yet we’ll be so tempted! Listen to the accumulated wisdom of your past, stay grounded, and do not ignore what’s smart, savvy, or sage as you know it. Humble yourself before you go to war, really examine what’s needed, see what alternatives actually imply, and nine times out of nine, you’ll realize what you first thought necessary isn’t.
(Sun sq Pallas)