"The time of pen use is calculated in months, the time of ink use is calculated in years, and the time of inkstone use is calculated in generations. The brush is the sharpest, followed by ink, and the inkstone is the least sharp. Isn’t this the longevity of being blunt, but the death of being too sharp? The brush moves the most, followed by the ink, while the inkstone is still. Isn’t this a long life at rest, but a short lifespan in exercise? So I know the principle of health preservation. We must use bluntness as the body and quietness for the purpose. Only in this way can we live a long life.
An impetuous person must not have a deep insight into things. The timid person must not have an insight beyond the ordinary. People who are too addicted must not have passionate ambitions. Talking people must not have the heart to do it. People who are too courageous often fail to have the elegance of literature.
When the good feelings suddenly come, you can drink wine without having a good meal. Once unruly affection is sent, even if there is nothing in your hands, you can give away the clouds to others as gift.
Jiangang Su writing under the little window in Vancouver. March 2021"
Jiangang Su (born in 1974), graduated from Changshu Institute of Technology in Arts and Crafts. He specializes in traditional Chinese painting, calligraphy and seal carving. In the 1980s, he studied under Mr. Yan Gongda, a famous calligrapher and seal carver. Su is also an experienced art educator. His works are collected internationally and appear in the private collections of many art institutions and galleries. In 2017 he served as the Art Director of the Canada 150th Anniversary International Tea Festival. Su is a member of Jiangsu Calligraphers Association, the Suzhou Calligraphers Association, and is a senior registered Teacher of China.