I Ching, Yijing or Zhou Yi
"Oracle of the sun": © 2000 LiSe

  Yi Jing, Oracle of the Sun

The lines of hexagram 22

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This character, beauty, has several different meanings, pronounced differently. One is bi, 'beautifully adorned', there is ben, hasten, ardent, brave, energetic, to forge ahead, and fen 'large'. It is as if all of them are part of hex.22's name. Beautiful feet makes less sense than large feet or hurrying feet, but I think we should combine them. To see beautiful feet as the kind of feet which are really useful: strong, fast, well-shaped. When nature creates something beautiful, then it also means it is strong and healthy. A sick plant or animal, an eroded landscape or a polluted river is not a beautiful sight. Since there is no English word which combines all meanings, in the lines I used the meaning which makes most sense.

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