Sunday, November 13, 2011


For a day I thought that this hornbeam should now be presented at Noelanders Trophy in January and at Shun Ten in Germany in March. But at second thought I decided to improve it still.
The enemy of the good is the better. Satisfaction is the end of progress.
The ugly wires wills stay on probably until April 2013. Then the tree will be ready.
Whoever does bonsai for very serious will always have a collection with ugly work in progress.
The end result counts.
Philosophically this is a main difference between Eastern and Western thinking. In the East the process it the most important. Ugliness is never ever accepted.
In the West only the result counts. It does not matter really how ugly it is until then. At least I am quite happy with this notion.
The function of wire is not to be beautiful.