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From a set of 37 musical reflections for small orchestra inspired by the ancient philosophical text by Lao Tzu: "Tao Te Ching".
This movement is inspired by verse 28:
Know the strength of a man, but keep a woman's care! Become the channel of the universe.
Become the channel of the universe and Energy will endure. Become as a little child once more.
Know the white, but keep to the black! Be an example to the world.
Be an example to the world and Energy will not falter. Return to the state of the uncarved block.
Know honour, yet keep humility. Become the valley of the world and Energy will prevail.
Return to simplicity. Simplicity, divided, makes useful tools to be used by the sage in high office.
The best Governor governs the least.