There aren't many readers that I know of- although it's pretty awesome viewing the stats and seeing where the readers are coming from. Often Russia? Cool! America is usually in the lead, so is Canada.
I'd like to thank every reader, especially the friends who comment every now and then.
Thank you all, everyone is welcomed under the shade of the Twin Maples.
As a milestone of age is coming soon, I've been looking at my life. It's not amounting to much so far it seems, but hopefully that'll change.
But looking at my kanna blade has helped. Last night I looked at it, really looked at it, while testing my new stone. And I decided it was unacceptable. This is actually much better than what it was before. See those big coarse marks? I took out the 80 grit and ground the curve down until the marks reached every bit of the face. I thought it would then be good.
It can shave and split hairs. But on the surface, it's not a picture perfect, beauty standard bevel. Still, I like this King 8000 stone...
But the belly is still there, and there's one weird facet on the right.
But I stopped because I looked at the back. You can barely see the front line. It's still there. I will need to learn how to fix that.
As to what this taught me, it taught me my cheap student kanna definitely is a beginners. Partially because the dai is sloppy- I need to work on that- and the blade isn't the best, but mainly because this kanna helps me learn the basics.
So what did I mean, that this kanna is helping me get my life sorted out? Basically, I'll be 18 and I need to start getting more serious. I've been stagnating and neglecting life. The trip to Colorado helped sort this out as well.
In my entire life, I've probably started writing about 25 books. The longest one is probably 20 or less pages before I got stuck on a plotline or got bored and abandoned it, or decided the premise wasn't worth pursuing or that I really don't want to write a scifi book anyways, or that it's teenage drivel. Which a lot of it probably was and is.
It's time to pick up myself and start maintaining things better, find how to make myself a better person.
To start sorting things out and dust off the passion, throw off the grey blanket that's covered everything and only let the occasional ray pierce through.
Relight the candle.