“Kung fu. It means, “supreme skill from hard work.” A great poet has reached kung fu. The painter, the calligrapher, they can be said to have kung fu. Even the cook, the one who sweeps steps or a masterful servant can have kung fu. Practice. Preparation. Endless repetition. Until your mind is weary, and your bones ache. Until you’re too tired to sweat, too wasted to breathe. That is the way, the only way one acquires kung fu.”
Hundred Eyes in Marco Polo
If you, like me, really enjoyed the character “Hundred Eyes” in the Netflix Marco Polo TV show, you’ll be happy to learn that they have made a half hour short featuring his “origin story.”
Check it out!