31 xian (Seeking Union)

To open,
join opposites.
Receive what is given.
Let the unexpected pathway
unfold.

This poem was first posted in 2018, inspired by Sue Vincent’s photo prompt, above, and I Ching 31, which appeared in the envelope collage I did based on a linear print by Joan Mitchell.

I read many interpretations of this hexagram, and tried to distill what I thought was its essential message.

Shelter encloses, but it opens, too.

For earthweal, open link weekend.

15 thoughts on “31 xian (Seeking Union)

  1. An interesting and thought-provoking representation of the I-Ching in images and poem, Kerfe. It;s been so many years since I last consulted the I-Ching (back in the seventies!) that I’d forgotten about it. Thanks for reminding me.

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    1. Thanks Kim. I used to do Beach I
      Ching posts from photos I took at the beach–I still have lots of photos so that’s one thing I hope to get back to next year. My understanding of the hexagrams is much different now than when I was young.

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  2. I love the idea of letting the path unfold………it saves a lot of angst, given we have little control over the big picture anyway. Love your images too, especially the photo.

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