Wearing out..

Getting old is not what I thought it would be. It just goes to show that you can never truly know a place until you have lived there for a while. Oh well… We get too soon old and too late smart.


All things arise from Tao.
They are nourished by Virtue.
They are formed from matter.
They are shaped by environment.
Thus the ten thousand things respect Tao and honor Virtue.
Respect of Tao and honor of Virtue are not demanded,
But they are in the nature of things.

Therefore all things arise from Tao.
By Virtue they are nourished,
Developed, cared for,
Sheltered, comforted,
Grown, and protected.
Creating without claiming,
Doing without taking credit,
Guiding without interfering.
This is Primal Virtue.

Tao Te Ching by Lao Tsu
Translation by Ray Burgess