Saturday 17 January 2009

Quote of The Month/Year/Day/Whatever

Thirty spokes are made one by holes in a hub,
By vacancies joining them for a wheel's use;
The use of clay in molding pitchers
Comes from the hollow of its absence;
Doors, windows, in a house,
Are used for their emptiness;
Thus we are helped by what is not,
To use what is.

Laotzi: quoted in The Medium is the Massage by Mcluhan and Fiore.
Musically, emptiness could be horizontal space (silence) or vertical space (space in terms of register/frequency, and perhaps other things).

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