I Ching, Yijing or Zhou Yi
"Oracle of the moon": © 2000 LiSe
July 4, 2020
The small seal character wéi: fiber or 'organism of filamentous organization'.
At left a skein of silk, at right a small bird.
Meanings of wéi: fiber, fishnet, thinking, thought, 〈math.〉 dimension, the ropes of the system, organism of filamentous organization (such as fiber), join, connect, maintain, save from damage, discipline, department, corner, link, maintenance, support, missing, due to, only, alone, and, auxiliary: used in the beginning or part of a sentence.
Richard Kunst translates wéi in his dissertation (1997) as 'tether-rope'.
Noble ones have a 'fabric', a mind, which can leave others free enough, doesn't force things. A mind like this can also come up with solutions, can support someone, can unravel thoughts and structures and solve problems.