Solstice and Eclipse
Passing it on:
What does this celestial coincidence mean to you?
These new symmetries are, however, far more abstract than anything dealt with so far, for they cannot be referred in any any direct way to the properties of space and time. Take for example a familiar-sounding property, the “spin” of the proton or electron, one of those quantum properties that gives rise to the symmetry patterns of the elementary particles. At first sight this evokes the picture of a tiny ball spinning in space. However, it is clear that such a simplistic interpretation – a spinning ball – cannot be applied to quantum particles. Indeed, it is not strictly possible to speak of a proton or electron as having any dimensions at all. Rather the mathematical transformations of the proton’s wave function have all the appearance of something analogous to spin. The proton, therefore, does not spin – its mathematical wave function simply transforms in a way that is analogous to the mathematical description of a spinning ball.
–Synchronicity: The Bridge Between Mind and Matter by F. David Peat
Book Two: LXIV
It is easy to maintain a situation while it is still secure;
It is easy to deal with a situation before symptoms develop;
It is easy to break a thing when it is yet brittle;
It is easy to dissolve a thing when it is yet minute.
Deal with a thing while it is still nothing;
Keep a thing in order before disorder sets in.
A tree that can fill the span of a man’s arms
Grows from a downy tip;
A terrace nine stories high
Rises from hodfuls of earth;
A journey of a thousand miles
Starts from beneath one’s feet.
Whoever does anything to it will ruin it; whoever lays hold of it will lose it.
Therefore the sage, because he does nothing, never ruins anything; and, because he does not lay hold of anything, loses nothing.
In their enterprises the people
Always ruin them when on the verge of success.
Be as careful at the end as at the beginning
And there will be no ruined enterprises.
Therefore the sage desires not to desire
And does not value goods which are hard to come by;
Learns to be without learning
And makes good the mistakes of the multitude
In order to help the myriad of creatures to be natural and to refrain from daring to act.
– Tao Te Ching, Lao Tzu
And… today’s single rune draw: