Tuesday, March 01, 2005

in the morning


Under heaven all can see beauty as beauty only because
there is ugliness.
All can know good as good only because there is evil.

Therefore having and not having arise together.
Difficult and easy complement each other.
Long and short contrast each other;
High and low rest upon each other;
Voice and sound harmonize each other;
Front and back follow one another.

Therefore the sage goes about doing nothing, teaching
The ten thousand things rise and fall without cease,
Creating, yet not possessing,
Working, yet not talking credit.
Work is done, then forgotten.
Therefore it lasts forever.

from the Tao Te Ching

1 comment:

El Snoozo said...

Great photo OK... That's a great shot, not your usual B&W, but it works especially in the context of your posting.