Pure and Still

Great perfection appears defective,

      but its usefulness is not diminished.

Great fullness appears empty,

     but its usefulness in not impaired.

          Great straightness seems crooked,

          Great cleverness seems clumsy,

          Great triumph seems awkward.

Bustling about vanquishes cold,

Standing still vanquishes heat.

Pure and still,

    one can put things right everywhere under heaven.

—Lao Tzu in the Tao Te Ching

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  1. carlarenee45
    Apr 19, 2012 @ 17:22:59

    You are so talented in so many areas. After reading this I thought I would let you know about 30 Days of Creativity some of us are participating in.
    http://carlarenee45.wordpress.com/2012/04/18/ok-30-days-of-creativity/

    Reply

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