Emily

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>none cannot find who seeketh on this terrestrial ball

I’ve never thought of it this way. I’ve assumed I am where I am because of circumstances, things beyond my control.

Primal Arrangement

I’m reading one of the oldest commentaries on the _I Ching_ (_Shuo Kua_) and am amazed at the genius of the Sequence of Earlier Heaven. I would have never thought to start a system of numbers using two and three as the starting point. This makes sense though. Two gives opposition, three growth.

I prefer the [trigrams](https://ichingfastale.blogspot.com/2015/05/el-i-ching-o-libro-de-los-cambios.html) to the hexagrams, as they are more fundamental. No trigram has balance within itself–considered in itself, each leans toward yin or yang. Only when taken with its counterpart is balance achieved.

Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxy are pure forms of Christianity from a mechanical perspective. One can live a secular life with minimal discomfort.

Marginalia are successful when you no longer notice them. They happily evolve from guides in a wilderness to trail markings one no longer needs but may be useful to others exploring the same text.