We join spokes together in a wheel,
but it is the center hole
that makes the wagon move.

We shape clay into a pot,
but it is the emptiness inside
that holds whatever we want.

We hammer wood for a house,
but it is the inner space
that makes it livable.

We work with being,
but non-being is what we use.

--Lao Tzu (translated by Stephen Mitchell)

i have been learning the lessons of abundance this year.  i honestly believe that there is always more.

but at the same time, i think it's really important to realize that i live in a world obsessed with more, faster, better, cheaper, etc.  and i don't want my entire life to become about all of that.  it's a challenge to remember that so much of the time, the gift is what's not there.