Tag Archives: I Ching

Friday Photos: IChing No.44 Coming to Meet

23 Jun

Airport, ball park, Hawaii, London, restaurant, convention…

Friday Photos: IChing No. 15 Humble

16 Jun

Paul Hayes USMC WWII,
tank driver, Purple Heart recipient with his wife Ruth (2012)

Friday Photo: IChing No.32 Duration

2 Jun

 

Sometimes it helps to refer to Wilhem’s translation of the I Ching Hexagrams…No. 32 Duration…”The way of husband and wife must not be other than long lasting.” (p.545).  A 60th wedding anniversary absolutely qualifies!  Mom and Dad are going for 75!

Friday Photos: IChing No. 59 Dispersion

26 May

The most beautiful examples of “dispersion” (I can think of) are the stunning Chihuly glass sculptures displayed through out public gardens.  These photos were taken in Dallas in 2012.

For more examples of “dispersion” of art in the garden:

http://www.chihuly.com

Friday Photos: I Ching No. 3 Sprouting

21 Apr

Sprouting melon seeds

The potential energy is astonishing!  Each one of these melon sprouts can become a vine that produces a dozen melons which each have hundreds of seeds in their center!  These sprouts are from one of last year’s melons, which was from seed Dad saved from the previous year.  Tomatoes can be even more prolific!

Parts of seeds:  embryo, endosperm and coat(protective layer)  Notice in the lower left corner that several seed coats cling to the new leaves.

 

Looking forward to the fruit of these sprouts in mid and late summer!

“Sugar Kiss”, Sand Stone Melon Co. Inc.

Friday Photos: I Ching No. 40 Unbound

14 Apr

“Unbound” is David Hinton translation.

South lawn make over begins.

Lilac and Vibernum stumps

Day lilies, hostas and peonies:  Divided from original plantings…critical mass part 2?  Not shown:  coneflowers, asters, plumbago, iris, holly

Pause to consider and study I Ching

8 Jul

Often on this blog I have paired my photography with I Ching translations, which is analogous to just testing/sampling water versus exploring the ocean.

I highly recommend exploring I Ching with taobabe‘s blog here in the WordPress community.  taobabe’s command of language, math, science and illustration is both amazing and astonishing.  Honestly, I haven’t been keeping up.  Here are three links to her blog.  DNA and I Ching is jaw dropping.

https://taobabe.wordpress.com/about-me/

https://taobabe.wordpress.com/2016/07/03/the-tao-of-man/

https://taobabe.wordpress.com/dna-and-the-i-ching-the-connection/

Taobabe, Thank you for sharing your knowledge and insights with us.

Friday Photo: I Ching No. 20 Heron’s Eye Gaze

22 Apr

The translation by David Hinton is “heron’s eye gaze”.  I think I got IT!  Also from David Hinton’s translation:  “Noble and lofty.  Reverent, inward, yielding and devoted as a river.”

I originally posted this photo with the classic translation “viewing”.

Blue heron

Blue heron

 

Gallery

Friday Photos: I Ching No. 6 Conflict

18 Mar

Elated with Eliot’s Elegant Book Review

15 Mar

I was so elated that I purchased I Ching: The Book of Change translated by David Hinton (new to me).  I am amazed that I found Eliot Weinberger’s review in my twitter feed.  Here is the link:

http://www.chinafile.com/library/nyrb-china-archive/what-i-ching

His review is comprehensive, concise and engaging.  My study of I Ching began 17 years ago preparing collage interpretations, followed by a lull, then re-engaged last year with photo interpretations posted in Elfcroft’s Friday Photos.

Here are some gems from Eliot’s review:

“it can explain everything”

“crucial words have no fixed meaning”

“Everything is connected.  Everything is in a state of restless change.”

“Chinese characters as ideas rather than words”

“Cosmic filing system”

“microcosm of Chinese civilization”

“tease the mind”

“read in an infinite number of ways”

………the possibilites…..:)