It was several years ago when I came across this passage,
and it has been working within me ever since......
The very softest thing of all
can ride like a galloping horse
through the hardest of things.
Like water, like water penetrating rock.
And so the invisible enters in.
That is why I know it is wise
to act by doing nothing.
And how few, how very few understand this!
~from the Illustrated Tao Te Ching (2003 edition)
Feeling my edges and my softening,
the fluid spaces in between,
the places where I pool and where I pour.....
photos: me, Vernooy Kill Falls, Sundown Wild Forest, NY. May 2018.