One of the other great things about the Tao Te Ching is that it’s a deep mine for quotes.
Do not tinkle like jade
Or clatter like stone chimes.
This is the sort of serendipity one finds in Lao Tze. chigau asked how my kidney stone was doing and I thought, “I’ll just search up something from Tao Te Ching that offers a wise encouragement on the value of patience…” So I asked Google (I do not memorize books any more) for “tao te ching stone” and that was what came back at the top of the list.
(For non-American readers: “tinkle” is sometimes used by parents to talk to kids about urination because, I dunno, “did you pee?” is crude or something.)
I was doing more of the clattering like stone chimes than tinkling like jade.