Monday, August 22, 2016


Thirty spokes on a cartwheel

Go towards the hub that is the center

— but look, there is nothing at the center
and that is precisely why it works!

If you mold a cup          you have to make a hollow:
it is the emptiness within that makes it useful.

In a house or a room          it is the empty spaces
— the doors, the windows — that make it usable.

They all use what they are made of
to do what they do,

but without their nothingness they would be nothing.

                                                             ---Tao Te Ching, Chapter 11---

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