Friday, April 28, 2017

boots: kerrville: the river.

Carson arrives in Kerrville.

We learn more about Ruth and Virginia at the kitchen table that night.

Carson's phone conversation with Jackie, who is at home editing what she shot in Ruidoso - freeze-frame on Tom at the river - adds some exposition.


Wanda and Virginia in a creek that feeds the Guadalupe, in shorts, shoes on the bank, each with an urn of ashes. Carson is downstream with the camera Jackie has loaned him, filming.

A geography lesson re: where the creek meets the river and its flow to the Gulf of Mexico.

Drops of rain, the window in the storm closing. Thunder.

Ashes into the river.


They leave.

Legge: The first line, dynamic, shows its subject as a driver who drags back his wheel, or as a fox which has wet his tail. There will be no error.
Wilhelm/Baynes: He brakes his wheels. He gets his tail in the water. No blame.
Blofeld: He brakes the wheel of his chariot and gets the rear part wet -- no error!
Liu: The brake to the wheel. The tail gets wet. No blame.
Ritsema/Karcher: Pulling back one's wheels. Soaking one's tail. Without fault.
Shaughnessy: Dragging his ribbon, wetting his tail; there is no trouble.
Cleary (1): Dragging the wheel, wetting the tail, there is no fault.
Cleary (2): Dragging the wheels – it is right that there be no problem.
Wu: The wheels are pulled back. The tail is immersed in water. There will be no error.
Confucius/Legge: As we may rightly judge, there will be no mistake. Wilhelm/ Baynes: According to the meaning, there is no blame in this. Blofeld: Since we manage to stop at the right moment we are not to blame for what happens. Ritsema/Karcher: Righteous, without fault indeed. Cleary (2): (None.) Wu: In principle there is nothing wrong.
Legge: Line one, the first of the hexagram, represents the time immediately after the successful completion of something -- a time for resting and being quiet. For a season at least, all movement should be hushed. Hence we have the symbolism of a driver trying to stop his carriage, and a fox who has wet his tail, and will not attempt the stream again.

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