Tao Te Ching 28, Snake

Without the canyon,

there would be no river.

And without the river,

the canyon is not.

They are One.

It is the words I choose

that tear apart their Wholeness.

It is my inability to know One,

that causes me to imagine Two.

This is a confusion that does not exist for the

snakes,frogs,muskrats,beetles,turtles,

mosquitoes,dragonflies,ducks,grebes,

and nematodes

thriving within their known Universe.

They are unaware of the violence I do

to their world

with my thinking.

 

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