Back to oiling and sharpening the sword
I took my exam (went to battle) and passed (survived with minor wounds). Now I am back home (home) and am reorganizing my note book (removing and cleaning my armor) for the next section/exam (battle). I am reviewing what I missed (bandaging my wounds) and celebrating (drinking sake’)
Okay, so he didn’t say the sake’ part, but I just couldn’t resist the reality of what battle was. Much like today’s soldiers, when they come home they celebrate the living of life usually with alcohol and family gatherings. I won’t be partaking of any, but I reminisce over visual images like that in the movie, the Last Samurai.
Anyhoo, food for that!