Daily Archives: September 15, 2010

Nothingness

Tao Te Ching: Verse 11

Wu is nothingness, emptiness, non-existence

Thirty spokes of a wheel all join at a common hub
    yet only the hole at the center
    allows the wheel to spin
Clay is molded to form a cup
    yet only the space within
    allows the cup to hold water
Walls are joined to make a room
    yet only by cutting out a door and a window
    can one enter the room and live there

Thus, when a thing has existence alone
    it is mere dead-weight
Only when it has wu, does it have life

– Lao Tzu (Jonathan Star translation)

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Playlist: September 2010

Playlist: September 2010

Temper Trap — “Sweet Disposition”
Andrew Bird — “Plasticities”
Modest Mouse — “Blame It On The Tetons”
Ray LaMontagne — “Forever My Friend”
David Gray — “Gossamer Thread”
Paramore — “The Only Exception”
Stereophonics — “You’re My Star”
Eddie Vedder — “Rise”

Click here to listen to the playlist over at 8tracks.com. There’s a limit on the number of songs you can skip per hour (I think it’s 3 songs), so keep that in mind.

Note: The photo is from the Penn State – Notre Dame game on September 8, 2007. Penn State won 31-10. [game summary]