Beach I Ching
“This relation of mutual reinforcement leads to a true wealth that is all the more apparent because it is not selfishly hoarded but is shared with friends. Pleasure shared is pleasure doubled.” (from the Wilhelm translation)
I was just fooling around with the shells and wood, arranging them in different ways, and suddenly it looked like a hexagram. This is totally the way I generally operate in all of life; I start out going north and end up somehow in the southwest. So. I randomly arranged and photographed my beach I Ching for some time.
I don’t know enough about the I Ching to have recognized the meaning of what I was making. But I do own 3 versions of the I Ching, including the classic Wilhelm translation that I’ve probably had for 40 years. Home again, books out, to decode the first one. I found the words very appropriate to what Nina and are doing with our blog. I’ll sprinkle more of them in occasionally in future posts.
And of course the words and descriptions of the hexagram made me want to do a collage–OK, nearly everything makes me want to do a collage–so I did, and I’ve included it too.