“The Valley Spirit Never Dies
It is named the <a href=”http://www.kheper.net/topics/Taoism/Mystfem.html”>Mysterious Female</a>
And the Doorway of the Mysterious Female
Is the base from which Heaven and Earth
It is there within us all the while
Draw upon it as you will, it never
— Lao Tse
So! The Tao is a mysterious female! No wonder I like it so much! What could be more enthralling than a mysterious female? A mysterious female is delightfully enchanting for two reasons: (1) She is female; (2) She is mysterious. Yes femininity and mysteriousness are certainly two of the most entrancing things in life. But combined! Good God, what could be more divine?
Speaking of mysterious females, I have never yet met a female who is not mysterious. To me, all females are mysterious! And l love them for all their mysteriousness and femininity.
But the idea of the mysterious female is, I think, a romantic fiction. As I see it, the mysterious female is not one person but something generic, nearly platonic, something embodied in all particular mysterious females. And the platonic mysterious female is something imageless and vague–just like the Tao.
At any rate, back to my homework!–which is also at times a mysterious female!