Friday, February 27, 2015

Dear Elisa:


Woodblock Print #38 from 100 Views of Edo
"Dawn Clouds at the Yoshiwara Licensed Quarter"
by Ando Hiroshige (1797-1858), Brooklyn Museum

Hiroshige's Woodblock #38
inspired this haiku:

    Lover departs at dawn
    by the Omon gate next
    to pink cherry blossoms.

I Ching Hexagram 38
K'uei: Opposition
38. K'uei / Opposition
above Li: The Clinging, Flame
below Tui: The Joyous, Lake
OPPOSITION. In small matters, good fortune.
Above, fire; below. The lake.
The image of OPPOSITION.
Thus amid all fellowship
The superior man retains his individuality.

T-38 Training Plane shoots down theoretically
invincible F-22 Raptor in a combat training

C38 class locomotive: New South Wales
3801-Newcastle Flyer Locomotive (Oct. 2005)

38 Slots in American Roulette Wheel
Image Source: Wikimedia Commons

NGC-38 is a spiral galaxy
in the constellation Pisces

Happy 38th Birthday Dear Elisa—

May you find 38
a most beautiful
and fruitful year.

With Love,

Uncle Peter

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