Eileen Yin-Fei Lo. From the Earth: Chinese Vegetarian Cooking
Scallions were chung, and were to be considered wise because the characgter for “wise” translated as chung ming. And why were they wise? Because scallions are long and hollow, and their hollowness connotes an open mind, open to knowledge, receptive to thought.
Pascal’s “rouseau pensant” — “open mind is not empty mind” is often rehearsed.
And so for day 1550