The autumn leaves are falling like rain. Although my neighbors are all barbarians and you, you are a thousand miles away, there are always two cups at my table.

T’ang Dynasty poem

Ten thousand flowers in spring, the moon in autumn, a cool breeze in summer, snow in winter. If your mind isn't clouded by unnecessary things, this is the best season of your life.

~ Wu-men ~


Thursday, July 04, 2013

Happy Fourth of July!



2 comments:

walt said...

"While yinyang strategy involves many elements, two orientations are most critical. The first is the skillful use of existing resources .... The second is a focus on the importance of yin as background and what is non-present or unseen."
-- from YinYang, by Robin Wang

Hmmm. Somebody ought to write a book about that.

After the Winter's Solstice in December, I have noticed that I can see some movement, some stirring in plants by the first week of January, i.e., yang in the midst of Max Yin. It's the same now, around the 4th of July, two weeks past the Summer Solstice, the garden takes on a rangy, sprawling, "nearly spent" quality (unlike the growing "promise" of Spring), i.e., yin appearing in the midst of Max Yang.

I feel fortunate to be entertained so easily. Happy Fourth!

Rick said...

Happy 4th Walt! I have that YinYang book on my wish list.