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Friday, August 28, 2009

Friday August 28, 2009

Filed under: General — m759 @ 3:09 AM
Rites of Passage

“Things fall apart;
   the centre cannot hold….

Part I:

“Inside the church, the grief was real. Sen. Edward Kennedy’s voice caught as he read his lovely eulogy, and when he was done, Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg stood up and hugged him. She bravely read from Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest‘ (‘Our revels now are ended. We are such stuff as dreams are made on‘). Many of the 315 mourners, family and friends of the Kennedys and Bessettes, swallowed hard through a gospel choir’s rendition of ‘Amazing Grace,’ and afterward, they sang lustily as Uncle Teddy led the old Irish songs at the wake.”

Newsweek magazine, issue dated August 2, 1999

Part II:

The Ba gua (Chinese….) are eight diagrams used in Taoist cosmology to represent a range of interrelated concepts. Each consists of three lines, each either ‘broken’ or ‘unbroken,’ representing a yin line or a yang line, respectively. Due to their tripartite structure, they are often referred to as ‘trigrams’ in English. —Wikipedia

Part III:

3x3 array of symbols, cover of 'Dorm Room Feng Shui'

Above: detail from the cover of…

Bagua in Brief, from 'Dorm Room Feng Shui'
Figures explaining 'Dorm Room Feng Shui'

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