Be Water My Friend
Hi there all you Solid Wood Furniture blog readers, it has been a while since the last post and to be honest it has been a little hard to find anything worth putting finger to keyboard about as it seems the world is going through its celeb gossip period which for me is time to back away.
So I’m sitting here at my Indian Wood Desk with a bottle of water and as I was taking a sip looking for some inspiration it got me thinking about the philosophy of legendary martial artist Bruce Lee.
For those of you who haven’t seen this either on your laptop or in front of your Dakota TV Unit it goes like this.
“You must be shapeless, formless, like water. When you pour water in a cup, it becomes the cup. When you pour water in a bottle, it becomes the bottle. When you pour water in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Water can drip and it can crash. Become like water my friend.” – Bruce Lee
This is how Lee himself defined his own martial art of Jeet Kune Do a fighting system that is based around adaptability and self-expression as well as working with your environment.
Over time people have taken this philosophy and applied it to numerous principles far beyond the martial arts to the point where people use this as a way of living their own lives.
I personally live by this philosophy, whether it be at home playing on my video games in front of my Mango TV Unit, working on personally projects or when I’m here writing these blogs, making keywords that I use in these articles become the article being one with it and flowing seamlessly into what can sometimes be an inspired piece, sometimes to the point it can start like a mere drip of water thinking about one of the Madison Sideboards to then flowing thorough until each paragraph thunders down the page – flowing and adapting to the piece much like water.
In a way you could see furnishing your home like this as well as to have a truly inspired home design, each piece of solid wood furniture must flow and be formless complimenting each other both stylistically and functionally such as how the Coffee Table flows with the sideboards and the bookcases where rather than merely forming the living room they become the living room.
These examples alone just go to show how one man’s legacy can have such an impact on our daily lives.
So go forth and Be Water My Friend.