Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Man can embody truth but he cannot know it.


井の中の蛙大海を知らず。


[or]

I no naka no kawazu taikai wo shirazu.

[or]

A frog in a well does not know the great sea.




I think that there is something in that for all or us.

12 comments:

Keitaro said...

"Hi Ezra!?"

When I was a child, my mom often said to me, " Keep away from the stone lantern! " -"Why not?"

Hm... "A frog in a well does not know a bigger well !?" -"Why not?"

I think that I used to come here often about one-two years ago. I remember this snoopy well. ;9 I like your site.

Magpie said...

Wonderful little window into Ezra's world. I love the shot and the quote.

Chuck Pefley said...

Great post again. Love the window view -:)

Mediterranean kiwi said...

absolutely, and i'd say all cultures probably have their own way of expressing this saying

Roddy said...

I had one of these temples, same size, but stupidly broke it. I do have a smaller one though.
Henry spotted something with more interest than the bloke with the camera. The other kid looks good. You also managed to cut Jens' head off though.
Frogs,frogs, your mother likes frogs.

Who Is Tim Burton? said...

Hi! Kris,
I wasn't aware of the fact, that you and your family are in Japan.

Well,not until I noticed your blog name and location over there on Nathalie's blog.(I must have missed a post...)

What a nice photograph and once again thought-provoking quote(s).
Thanks, for sharing!
Bai-bai
DeeDee ;-D

Kris said...

Keitaro, I like that.

Kris said...

Magpie, he loves it.

Kris said...

Chuck, cheers!

Kris said...

Kiwi, I do like frogs though!

Kris said...

Roddy, quite.

Kris said...

DeeDee, now I am confused!