Thread: RE: Elegance
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Old 09-06-2012, 11:43 AM   #18
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Re: Elegance

Francis Takahashi wrote: View Post
No, I cannot knowingly fuse both form and function into one quivering mass of ecstasy, orgasmically enthralled by such an impossible union of opposites. We must respect the purpose and intent of the object we encounter independently from the pleasure we may derive from simply observing it from afar. The elegance we attribute to martial arts mastery must never mask the sad fact that good people still fight, for reasons forever suspect, or that they will continue to do so. It can only be hoped that our championing of Aikido can act as a counter balance to most of it, giving respite and peace whenever and wherever it is successful.

I thought that when form follows function, they are one? Isn't that the intent, nothing superfluous...
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