Too cute for a serious bonsai blog? Maybe, but I’m impressed that he appears to be picking off unhealthy needles. Then there’s his strikingly high forehead and overall large cranium. Maybe he does know exactly what he’s doing. The photos in this post are all is lifted from Sandy Fathurachman’s facebook page.
Begging two questions
Much of the internet in general and facebook in particular, is devoted to cute, so it’s not surprising that we would eventually come across something like the photos shown here. The question is; do we have to give in to what appears to be a mass cuteness hysteria? Well, generally not (I defy you to find anything too cute in our approximately 1,000 previous posts), but in this case, the cuteness is just too good to pass up. Besides, as mentioned above, our little master appears to know what he’s doing (not to get carried away by appearances).
The other question has to do with our use of the terms ‘Bonsai Master.’ When are we really justified in using that term? In this case it is obviously tongue in cheek, but I have seen too many cases where the term is used quite loosely. So loosely, that it may have lost its usefulness.
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