Like the prologue to John's Gospel, the first chapter of the Tao Te Ching is both an
introduction, summary, and gateway to the festival within. Here is yet one more version:
You are our path not some pathway in the sky your word becomes our flesh walks among us, in our very midst walks our every path talks all our words flies, as a banner, from our rooftops -- yet we know you not. No name for the virgin-mother of heaven and earth many names for the mother of the ten thousand beings. When we do not flow down those deep gorges cut in the heart-mind by continual repetition- then, we may see what is before us. You, the holy one, are there I, a man, am here... does this mean: that I am not there that you are not here? Here is wonder, twice hid wonder that becomes us doorway through which you pass come in and go out and we also.