[M/s 365] A rainstorm


“There is something to be learned from a rainstorm. When meeting with a sudden shower, you try not to get wet and run quickly along the road. But doing such things as passing under the eaves of houses, you still get wet. When you are resolved from the beginning, you will not be perplexed, though you will still get the same soaking. This understanding extends to everything.”
― Yamamoto Tsunetomo, The Hagakure

To be resolved, that we are who we are, that we be true to who we are.

It’s been a tough week and we’re not through it yet… facing uncertainty with a medical test. Trying to pull things together for the weekend for an Easter get-together with family. Work hasn’t been too easy.

Not the glamorous life of titleholders and leatherfolk, but there you have it, the reality is that we face the rainstorms.

When we started feeling the core of this dynamic, that it became who we were and not what we did, that is when we became resolved.

We still get the same soaking. Life goes on.

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Master Michael S

International Master 2014. Member of: Chicago Leather Club, Chicago Leathermen Group, MAsT: Greater Chicago. Longtime leatherman. One of the Four Horsemen.

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