Lenten Reflection – The uses of not

The uses of not
by Lao Tzu

Thirty spokes
meet in the hub.
Where the wheel isn’t
is where it’s useful.

Hallowed out,
clay makes a pot.
Where the pot’s not
is where it’s useful.

Cut doors and windows
to make a room.
Where the room isn’t
there’s room for you.

So the profit in what is
is in the use of what isn’t

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