Water and Stone

September 5, 2013

Circle of stones

Circle of stones

“What’s softest in the world
rushes and runs
over what’s hardest in the world.
The immaterial
the impenetrable.
So I know the good in not doing.
The wordless teaching,
the profit in not doing —
not many people understand it.

— Ursula Le Guin, “Water and Stone,” from Lao Tzu Tao Te Ching:  A Book about the Way and the Power of the Way

Watercolor sketch of circle of stones

Watercolor sketch of circle of stones

This post is dedicated to Bonnie and Mike and circles of friends.

6 Responses to “Water and Stone”

  1. camilla wells paynter Says:

    Beautiful! “The profit in not doing” is a great way to follow the “need for work” post….yin and yang.

  2. Mary Heath Says:

    How beautiful and how much this will mean to them. Love Mary

  3. Diana Studer Says:

    that is a lovely tribute. How much fun to gather the stones. Then to arrange them and display the circle, in your watercolour.

    • Rosemary Says:

      Bonnie gifted me a bag of stones, enough to make this circle. I love this simple display from found materials. So natural.

  4. Marnie Says:

    what a gift.
    Go Mike Go!

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