Saturday, January 10, 2009

A respectful balance

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Thus Something and Nothing produce each other;
The difficult and the easy complement each other;
The long and the short off-set each other;
The high and the low incline towards each other;
Note and sound harmonize with each other;
Before and after follow each other.
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In each duality neither is dominant. Each could be reversed and the meaning would be exactly the same. One does not change while the other remains steadfast. Neither makes a value judgment of the other.
• In each case the two elements balance each other.
• In each case the two elements compliment each other.
• In each case the two elements respect each other.
The respectful balance of note and sound ... harmony.