The Dao is a fire that is an eternal flame. It cannot be extinguished and it will burn on into infinity. No amount of water from the storms above, or wind whipping from the highest mountain passes can put it out. It reigns supreme over all. If you look deeply into it, you can look into the flames and see everything in the universe. The Dao creates all and yes, eventually destroys all. A fire can be similar. It can warm one on a cold autumn night or burn down an entire city. Ask a Chicagoan. It is everywhere and it stretches into the deepest of galaxies and beyond.