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Sunday, January 1, 2012
Red over White
I was laying my money on my white Christmas cactus to be first out of the blooming gate...there were more buds and it just seemed it had an advantage. But red was the winner. Some people bet on horses. Why not flowers?
TAO 61: A great nation flows downward into intercourse with the world. The female of the world always prevails over the male by stillness. Because stillness is considered lower, by lowering itself to a small nation a great nation takes a small nation; by being lower than a great nation a small nation takes a great nation. So one takes by lowering itself, another takes place by being lower. A great nation wants no more than to include and nurture people; a small nation wants no more than to admit and serve people. Both get what they want, so the great should be below. translated from the Tao Te Ching, Thomas CLeary