What Is Not, What Is

It is while reading Marshall McLuhan and Quentin Fiore’s popular classic ‘The Medium Is The Massage’ that I stumbled upon this great aphorism by Laotze:

The use of clay in molding pitchers
Comes from the hollow of its absence;

Doors, windows, in a house,
Are used for their emptiness;

Thus we are helped by what is not,
To use what is.


One thought on “What Is Not, What Is

  1. Indolent Insomniac says:

    Profound. I’ve always marveled at our indifference to nothingness while it provides us with so much.

    Loved your writing. Commenting here only because this one is not your’s. I read a few other of your posts and felt speechless and lost in thought.

    Thank you.


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