Beach I Ching 13

#38 opposition comp
#38 K’uei  Opposition

There is really no “us and them”–it’s all “us”.
–The Quotable I Ching

“The reverse side also has a reverse side.”
–Japanese proverb

no
movement
possible
diverging parts
dance of opposites
each becomes the other
the small looms large balancing
blinding light with silent singing
reconciliation in wonder

opposition close up 1s

It’s been quite awhile since my last Beach I Ching–last December in fact.  I took more photos at the beach this year, but I haven’t even gotten to the ones I took in 2015.  Still working on the arrangements from two years ago.

But they always seem to hit the spot.  Plenty of opposition to go around in the world right now.  K’uei is a good meditation for these times.

opposition close up 2s

The poem uses the Secret Keeper’s prompt words from this week
| MOVE | SMALL | WONDER | DANCE | PART |

You can see all of the Beach I Ching posts here.

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26 responses to “Beach I Ching 13”

  1. merrildsmith says :

    Beautiful designs and words–much to think about here!

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  2. Laura (Createarteveryday) says :

    So true. I see the “war” between man and the environment in this post. Love all of your beach work. ❤

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  3. Jodi says :

    Oh K – Your work constantly blows me away! They make me think so much, I am never sure what to say…. 🙂 In a very good way!!!

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  4. Sharon Mann says :

    I will remember “us” today. The only way to see life in our universe.

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  5. Jane Dougherty says :

    I don’t pretend to understand eastern philosophies, but I see the balance in this.

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  6. Snehal Kank says :

    So true! “The reverse side also has a reverse side.”! Your compostion decribes Your composition describes it perfectly!

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  7. Susan Feniak says :

    A lot to think about here Kerfe. Nice to see treasures from the beach.

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  8. artandmoondreams says :

    Beautiful collage, very thought provoking. Love the I Ching photograph, and the addition of the verse is a nice balance.

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  9. Sunshine Jansen says :

    Being cut off from news and the online world for a while, with only friends and nature for company, I’ve felt sort of shell-shocked since coming home and jacking back into the machine. Looking at this baffling world through your collages and poems is always inspiring but I just love how you interpreted that hexagram. I also really really like that Japanese proverb. 🙂

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  10. Jennifer G. Knoblock says :

    I love the movement–visually and through the words–and the last three lines are especially gorgeous.

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  11. Alexa says :

    Beautiful! I’ve just found your “Beach I Ching” posts … and notice that you’ve referenced my blog, The Quoteable I Ching. Your approach is lovely — the combo of found objects, imagery, and wordplay. Thank you, memadtwo! I’ll keep reading …

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