And how's this for a reflection on the long-term prospects of the Yankees in China - or the Chinese in Yankees:
Ancient masters of Way
all subtle mystery and dark enigma vision:
they were deep beyond knowing.
so deep beyond knowing
we can only describe their appearance:
perfectly cautious, as if crossing winter streams,
and perfectly watchful, as if neighbors threatened;
perfectly reserved, as if guests,
perfectly expansive, as if ice melting away,
and perfectly simple, as if uncarved wood;
perfectly empty, as if open valleys,
and perfectly shadowy, as if murky water.
Who's murky enough to settle slowly into pure clarity,
and who still enough to awaken slowly into life?
If you nurture this Way, you never crave fullness.
Never crave fullness
and you'll wear away into completion.
Tao Te Ching, passage 15