Porcelain teapots, spiders, difficult people, antiques – what do they have in common?
You have to be very, very careful with them all – that when you handle them their legs don’t alarmingly come off or their spouts get chipped or their surfaces scratched or their feelings wounded.
It’s what Lao Tsu said – ruling a great nation is like cooking a small fish. That thing.
Fragility. Timeless. Ubiquitous.