At the age of 40, the eagle has to do something to be youthful again.
It has to break its own claw nails that have grown too long.
It has to tear off its own feathers that have grown too old to fly.
It has to break it own beak that has grown too curly.
And wait for their rebirth.
That’s the meaning of this fan painting.
Title: Youthful Determination
It’s not about a young bird.
It’s not really about youth.
It’s about the determination that makes one youthful again.
-- Master Yun, 30 May 2020