The Five Elements in Chinese Thought have been on my mind a lot for the past year. I am writing a series of poems that considers the interrelationship of the elements in Chinese thought. It is actually a series of poetry collections, and the whole project will stretch over a very long time, I think. (er, it already has, actually, though it has not yet made its debut into the public eye.)
The history of this aspect of Chinese thought is interesting. It shows up everywhere in the Chinese mind. It is a fascinating study, one that can take a lifetime to explore.