Stand Up Eight

Eight card -1

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“Fall down seven times,

Stand up eight.”

– Japanese proverb

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One of the first lessons,

which we learn,

in life,

is the ability to fall,

over,

and over,

as we attempt,

to walk,

forward,

advance,

succeed.

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For many numbers,

falling over,

can change them,

nine is a beetle on its back,

three becomes a moustache,

five looks like a cup,

one draws a line,

but eight is infinitely eight.

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“Scattered clouds,

Disappearing mist.”

– Japanese proverb

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Eight card - 2

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Or is it…

a pair of glasses,

looking at,

what lies behind,

what sprawls ahead,

light and shadow,

one curving into the other,

intertwined.

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“Even monkeys fall from trees.”

– Japanese proverb

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NUMBERS

*N is for Numbers