Here is a link ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8maYNgf_afA ) to a performance of my favorite Bluegrass/Gospel group who also connects me with the Tao flowing through all things to carry us all through “the Great Flow of Circumstances” to balance and harmony, sincerity and integrity, spirit, energy and vitality at the core of life and being. I am quite sure that I do not share their politics or their theology (As you may know, I work to have NO theology-- and am certain we all can get along better with out it) but the core at the heart of all sentient beings is the Axis Mundi, the World Tree, the Center Pole, “The Still Point of the Turning World,” that grounds us, anchors us, to that from which we will not, and cannot, be moved. We can talk about it in different ways, but the fundamental truth is that “The Tao that can be said/told/explained/talked about is not the Eternal Tao,” which Martin Palmer interprets as, “The Path that can be discerned as the Path is not a reliable path.” And we are all on our own to find our way to the Center, to the Source, to the Mystery at the heart of things, and to exhibit the truth of our Original Nature and the Virtues (The Te Power, The Virtue Power), that are the gifts of ours from birth— our genius/daemon/shtick/knacks/etc., which form our identity and connects us at the level of the heart/core/center with all sentient beings— and which separates us and holds us apart from all other sentient beings at the same time in a yin/yang (pronounced “yong”) kind of way. It’s all Tao all the Way. Which is my way of talking about That Which Cannot Be Said. I hope you like The Petersens! And, while we are on the subject, I will say that the featured photograph here, speaks directly to all I have said above, with the kneeling woman before the Cross representing all those like her through the ages, in cathedrals, and churches, and home altars, gravesides and ships at sea... And we stand with her and them, seeking the center, the heart, the core, the source, the mystery holding us all, and all of the universe, together, making us one, but not the same one!!! We are One and we are Many, each of us is different from the others of us, and we have to be true to ourselves, and true to our connection-at-the-level-of-the-heart with all others, balancing and harmonizing yin/yang around the circle, in each situation as it arises all our lives long. It is all Tao/Mystery, which we can know without being able to explain, or make sense of, and so we live in the tension of opposites, and dance to the music of life everlasting, with the rhythm that knows no end.