Sotto Voce.

"Qui plume a, guerre a." — Voltaire


So I’m sitting in the living room reading, for the simple reason that I never noticed it on the bookshelf before, The Tao of Pooh. And there it is, on page 10: P’u the “nameless uncarved block.” AKA the “unsliced bread.” Somewhere along the line I backed into the same idea and came to my own not-entirely-dissimilar simile.


Now I would just love to find the Chinese symbol for P’u, so that I could paint it, sketch it, stare at it, sculpt it and feel its form in my hands, and put it on a banner and wave it from my roof. But I can’t find it anywhere on the Internet, and somehow this seems entirely appropriate.

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