The roses served one last time, as petals on the balcony. Got up to 50˚F (10C) when Moby enjoyed the space, and flowers. Then the winds hit, and a squall of snow, the front dropping the temps twenty degrees, and scattering the remains of the blooms.
The tao is like water, essential for life, and always finding it's lowest level.
The tao goes down beneath, unconcerned about what it looks like.
Live with your feet on the ground.
Think deep, warm thoughts.
Be reflexively kind to everyone.
Speak the truth habitually.
Seek justice for those around you.
Cultivate competence in your daily tasks.
Be sensitive to your surroundings.
No fighting, no anger, no blaming, just a gentle, giving attitude.
Dungarees. This comes from a Hindustani word, dugri, meaning a kind of coarse cotton cloth. It is applied to an overall suit of coarse (usually blue) cloth.
-Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, 1963, p. 310