I’ve heard some say that the notes make the music, while others say it’s the spaces. I would think that it is a balance, like yin and yang. You need both. Today was a very busy day. Just a few minutes ago, I was sitting quietly, thinking about all that I had accomplished for the day, feeling relaxed and productive. I walked into the bedroom and noticed the late evening sun shining through the slats of the blinds.
Of course, I got out one of my cameras and started photographing them. In this image, I liked the balance, all ways, of light and dark, empty and full. It was an enjoyable few minutes watching the light rays change positions. It was the balance to my busy day, time to simply sit and observe.
Toa Te Ching – Nine
Better to stop short than fill to the brim.
Oversharpen the blade, and the edge will soon blunt.
Amass a store of gold and jade, and no one can protect it.
Claim wealth and titles, and disaster will follow.
Retire when the work is done.
This is the way of heaven.
It’s all about balance.