There’s an old math joke says: a topologist can’t tell the difference between a coffee cup and a doughnut (pausing while you look up topology and doughnuts, or sigh and wonder what is wrong with me). To a Taoist however, the coffee cup has a useful sort of emptiness the doughnut does not, and that’s what … More ToV 11 – Taoists and Topologists
There were a pair of spruce trees in my neigbourhood, grew up side by side, entwined. The wind storm last fall took one down, and the remaining one, having spent decades growing in a shared space, stands now with an implied emptiness of the tree fallen. A space made up of places where branches used … More Standing Strong
Garden at twilight. Everything pruned back cleared out. No barren wasteland. There’s fecundity in this emptiness. Seemingly harsh cuts make room to grow. Resting in a space of gratitude for the sharp edge of shears.