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Old 08-30-2009, 01:31 PM   #54
Rob Watson
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Re: "Hidden in Plain Sight" Book Discussion

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Ellis Amdur wrote: View Post
A dragon - started as a pen drawing by Akiva Amdur, morphed into clouds by Tom Spiegelberg and merged with the sky/crows and then repeatedly tweaked, so it wasn't too prominent or too subdued.

Forgive me for pointing out the obvious - doesn't this resemble every discussion on the nature of aiki, etc.???

Anyway, call it an eagle, hawk, raptorlike being, yin-yang curve or upside down Ueshiba if you like - as long as you remember that it's all clouds

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HA! A painter starts with twin cherubs 'In flagrante delicto' then fiddles and tweaks then into puffy clouds- someone protests "kiddie porn!". "Dude, It's just clouds!" Hardly.

Besides everyone knows it's not the clouds but what one sees in them that is the point. Kind of sad that I didn't even bother looking at the cover until I saw this thread about it, HIPS indeed.

"In my opinion, the time of spreading aikido to the world is finished; now we have to focus on quality." Yamada Yoshimitsu

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