We are on the Cotswold Way. Today we walk from King’s Stanley to Wotton-under-Edge.
I read Chapter 5 of the Tao te Ching, translated by Steven Mitchell.
“The Tao doesn’t take sides;
it gives birth to both good and evil.”
We look at a Neolithic burial ground, the Nympsfield Long Borrow.
Information boards describe the history of this site.
“The Master doesn’t take sides;
she welcomes both saints and sinners.”
“The Tao is like a bellows:
it is empty yet infinitely capable.”
We come to a town.
“The more you use it, the more it produces;”
“the more you talk of it, the less you understand.”
“Hold on to the center.”
We climb the tower.