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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

 

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…..:)