overweening personal ambition is no virtue;
but while i had it,
i could have danced on a bed of nails.
riding alone for thousands of miles (2006)
a father's and a son's long wait to forgiveness, it is when takata travels to china to film a masked folk opera "riding alone for thousand miles" for his dying son that takata begins his solo journey to reunite with his estranged son, in allusion to the opera about the fabled story of lord guan's solo journey for brotherly love and loyalty.