Tag Archives: #IChing

Friday Photos: IChing No.9 Taming the Power of the Small

19 May

David Hinton’s translation is ‘delicate nurturing’.

My niece, twenty years later, BEST in Class

Friday Photos: I Ching No. 28 Critical Mass

24 Mar

I counted 108 pots!

Then there is another 20 plus not shown in the photo.

From a Google search of the definition of “Critical Mass”….the first (from physics) has to do with the minimum amount of fissile material needed to maintain a nuclear chain reaction…the second has to do with the minimum size required to start or maintain a venture.  Wilhem’s translation for I Ching No. 28 is “preponderance of the Great”.  David Hinton’s translation for I Ching No. 28 is “Vast beyond” looking forward to the changes in the situation.  Both authors have lines that include “sagging ridge pole” as the problem driving change.  That is the background on my struggle choosing an image for No. 28, until I cleaned out my garden shed this week!

All these containers held flowers, vegetables and herb plants (accumulated over 10 years).  As of this writing, all will be redeployed with plant divisions, seeds or deposited at the recycling center.  Critical mass–>chain reaction.

Friday Photo: IChing No.45 Composure, Gather Together

3 Mar
Leonardo Hotel, Munich

Leonardo Hotel, Munich

IChing No.45 (Joyous over Receptive)

Translation by David Hinton—Composure

Translation by Richard Wilhelm—Gathering together

Friday Photo: IChing No.37 Family

17 Feb
Family (Downtown Abbey style) formal dinner party for 60th Anniversary

Family (Downtown Abbey style) formal dinner party for 60th Anniversary

Angels watching over us.  Nice!

Friday Photo: I Ching No. 54 Marry Maiden

10 Feb
Oh Happy Day!

Oh Happy Day!  Melody may be the happiest bride I have known.

I admire the depth and breath of understanding Taobabe has of IChing….awesome!  She recently posted an amazing explanation of “Marrying Maiden”.

https://taobabe.wordpress.com/2017/02/07/hexagram-54-the-marrying-maiden/

Friday Photo: IChing No. 24 Return

28 Oct
My personal experience climbing trees does not involve a ladder. It does for deer hunters. The season is weeks away.

Deer hunting season is weeks away.

My personal experience climbing trees does not involve a ladder.  🙂  It does for deer hunters.

Friday Photos: IChing No.19 Approach

21 Oct
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Looks like it is easier to go thru!

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Looks like it is easier to go over.

Friday Photos: Encore: I Ching No. 63 Already Done and No. 64 Not Yet Completed

5 Aug
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Today August 5th

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It all started in May….with three seedlings.  Just one of God’s miracles!

Melon seedlings with room for vines to run along retaining wall.

Melon seedlings with room for vines to run along retaining wall.

 

Friday Photos: I Ching No. 63 Already Done and No. 64 Not Yet Completed

29 Jul
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It took a month

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350′ X 20′ Swell or drainage easement

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In real time…this is suspenseful!

 

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Delayed by rain and ground being too soft…

 

Friday Photos: I Ching No. 39 Difference and No. 40 Adversity

6 May
Prisoner labels, Dachau, Munich 2012

“Difference”  Prisoner labels, Dachau, Munich 2012

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“Adversity” sculpture, Dachau, Munich 2012

Difference and Adversity are David Hinton’s translation.  These photos are powerful images of humanity’s worse exploitation of differences and experience of adversity at Dachau concentration camp during WWII.  In addition to starvation and torture, prisoners wore these symbols to ‘divide and conquer’ the population.

Hinton’s detailed translation emphasizes difference bringing ‘good fortune’ and adversity bringing acclaim.  That calls for uplifting photos….next time…