Always a Beginning

People like to talk of beginnings. And so there is always a beginning. Before that beginning there was a beginning. And before that beginning there was another beginning. And before that an even earlier beginning.
In the same way, people like to talk of being and what came before that. They say before being there was non-being. And before non-being there was before non-being. And before that there was before before non-being. But when it comes to all this business I’m really not too sure which is being and which is non-being.

Chuang-tzu
From Three in the Morning and Four in the Afternoon
by Wide Ocean