“Here is a man of the Middle Kingdom, neither yin nor yang, living between heaven and earth. For a…”

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“Here is a man of the Middle Kingdom, neither yin nor yang, living between heaven and earth. For a brief time only, he will be a man, and then he will return to the Ancestor. … And whether he dies young or lives to a great old age, the two fates will scarcely differ — a matter of a few moments, you might say.”

Zhuangzi, The Complete Works of Zhuangzi, Watson tr. (Ch 22)

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