Perilla is good for people who have a lot of trouble
with dichotomies - old vs young, fat vs thin, good
vs evil and so forth. It is extremely complex, rich
and deep whilst at the same time retaining
lightness, freshness and curiosity; this stimulates
looking at old conflicts with new eyes and coming up
with creative, exciting solutions.
There once were two towns that were always at odds with
each other. Every year, they would meet up and spend
three whole days complaining to and about each other,
which would create enough ill feeling once again to last
for a whole year, until they would meet up again.
One day, a young queen passed by as they were preparing
for their annual three day argument. She heard about
this, thought about it and then made a royal decree -
for the three days, music could be played and songs
sung, but no-one was allowed to speak. For two days, the
people from the two separate towns tried to annoy each
other with songs and music, but on the third day they
gave up and just sang and danced together.