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Existence is beyond the power of words to define:
Terms may be used, but none of them are absolute.

In the beginning of heaven and earth there were no words,
Words came out of the womb of matter;
And whether a person dispassionately sees to the core of life
Or passionately sees its surface,
The core and the surface are essentially the same,
Words making them seem different only to express appearance.

If name be needed, then wonder names them both;
From wonder into wonder existence opens.

Henry Meyerding 2007-01-27