listening to a picture

woman hair heart black 354 - October 16, 2015pm

What does this “simple” image say to me?

Many things.  Probably more than I know.

One thing it clearly says is: “listen”.

© 2015, Michael R. Patton
listening to silence: the book

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turn…turn…turn…

yin yang spin red - September 22, 2014pm
 

Years ago, while reading Understanding the I Ching by Cyrille Javary, I discovered that our common yin-yang symbol is misleading.

The round circle, with its balance of white and black, is like a snapshot of a continual transformation…

The yin-yang forces are constantly shifting.  A more accurate symbol would show the white moving into the space of the black as the black moves into the space vacated by the white.

© 2014, Michael R. Patton
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