Tai Chi Calligraphy

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THE FLOW OF VITAL ENERGY

Heaven and Earth,
without limit, without end,
Realm of time,
eternally nether, eternally deep;
Upon entering a state of deep contemplation,
an inspiration arises.

The brush sweeps rapidly,
in strokes of inverse motion, creating tension;
Lightly, heavily, slowly, swiftly,
each stroke, rising and falling, rhythmically well-modulated.

The strokes are bold and distinctive,
slender and refined;
Following the flow of vital energy,
they return to circular motions.

But a combination
of strength and weakness, rigidity and flexibility, thickness and slimness,

Yin and Yang, complementary and balanced.
And eventually,
all becomes a unifying whole,
and completes my realm of Tai Chi.

HENRY HO