The art of Zen is none other than the art of life.
As Brando so aptly noted, Hamlet’s soliloquy, Act III, Scene 2, says it all:
« Let your own discretion be your tutor. Suit the action to the word, the word to the action, with this special observance, that you o’erstep not the modesty of nature: for anything so o’erdone is from the purpose of playing, whose end, both at the first and now, was and is, to hold as ’twere the mirror up to nature. »
A lesson for all artists, perhaps, and likewise the humbling lesson for us all:
To be as just this, nothing more nothing less, as I stumble and rise, stumble and rise…