Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Malibu morning picture of the day - Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Dear Family, Friends, and Gentle Readers,

Time for your daily picture. Here it is:

Image result for wooden cart wheel
Another serene, blue, pacific morning.

I have nothing wise to personally report this morning, so instead I'll give you a quote from Courses on Effectiveness and Guidance by an unnamed Taoist writer:

Thirty spokes, the same one hub, where there is nothing is the function of the wheel.

Image result for pottery wheelWhen you work clay into a vessel, where there is nothing is the function of the vessel.

When you open up doors and windows, it is where there is nothing that the room is functional.

Image result for open windows at night

So you have something for its benefit, and have nothingness for its function.

You gotta love Taoist writing in English translation. It's always enigmatic. I suspect in literary Chinese, it's just as prone to various interpretation. But yes, by building boundaries around the void are we able to make good use of the void. I'll be thinking about that all day. My first assignment of the day is to start cutting down some verbose sales language ...

See you tomorrow.


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Be truthful and frank, but be polite. If you use excessive profanity, I'll assume you have some kind of character flaw like Dr. Wong. Tks!