Lao Zi – What is non-existent has boundless uses…

The wheel’s hub holds thirty spokes
Utility depends on the hole through the hub.
The potter’s clay forms a vessel
It is the space within that serves.
A house is built with solid walls
The nothingness of window and door alone
render it usable.
That which exists may be transformed
What is non-existent has boundless uses.

Lao Zi
Dao De Jing (circa 6th century BCE)
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