Clouds are the ornaments of sky and earth, the embroidery of mountains and streams. They may move as swiftly as horses. They may seem to strike a mountain with such force that one almost hears the sounds of the impact. Such is the nature (spirit and structural integration) of clouds.
Again from The Mustard Seed Garden Manual of Painting.
As the literati say: Invite guests, recite poems, and improve your style.
| Wang An-Chieh, method of painting clouds, ~1680s |
And in the midst of hustling activity steal moments of quietness.