As long as its beautiful, its fine

Casting the Beauty Platform Diaires

NB. Most link collections like these look back. This one looks ahead to diaries posted following this one.








Utsukushikereba sore de ii Ishikawa Chiaki

As long as its beautiful, its fine

(Lady Elwin’s Translation)

~the countless flowers enveloped in light

gaze at tomorrow with eyes free of doubt~

everyone wishes for me to be pure, but

waiting in the sky that’s about to be worn out

picking flowers to make them their own

they’re all just sinful people

I stopped making promises with the future

because even if I try to run far away from pain

look, the chill wind is shaking my hair

where should I search for the answer?

even if I take a break from this selfish destiny

I feel as if somewhere I was saved

as if one day even this past that can’t be remade

can be put away in a small box

the countless flowers enveloped in light

gaze at tomorrow with eyes free of doubt

the white bell that quietly overlooks us

as long as it’s beautiful, it’s fine

is this the dream’s continuation?

is this a dream I won’t awaken from?

I murmured countless times

I stopped making promises with the future

because even if I try to run far away from pain

look, the chill wind is shaking my hair

where should I search for the answer?

… but of course, with translations, YMMV … this is the translation done by the fans of the anime that used this as an opening song:

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The reading that accompanied this post is 29, “The Abyss”. The translation in the comment is the conventional one. This is the one by Ewald Berkers. He uses only the Judgement and its commentary, not the later “Image” texts.


29. Abyss

Getting accustomed to the abyss.

Have confidence and hold on to your heart.

For progress, taking action has value.

A situation that is unfamiliar and dangerous, that one needs to get into and get accustomed to. Have confidence, and keep in touch with your feelings. Feeling fear is natural in this situation. Taking action is needed in order to have progress.

Finally, how seriously to take the I Ching? If you are serious about Laoism, you have to treat the I Ching as a cosmic joke … The Way that can be written down is not the True Path, after all. OTOH, if you are not serious about Laoism, I guess it would be OK to take it seriously, if you want.

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    • BruceMcF on July 2, 2008 at 12:41 am
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    29.  K’an – The Abysmal (Water)

    __ __

    _______ above K’an The Abysmal, Water

    __ __

    __ __

    _______ below K’an The Abysmal Water

    __ __

        The Judgement

    The Abysmal repeated.

    If you are sincere, you have success in your heart,

    And whatever you do succeeds.

        The Image

    Water flows on uninterruptedly and reaches its goal:

    The image of the Abysmal repeated.

    Thus the superior man [sic.] walks in lasting virtue

    And carries on the business of teaching.

    No moving lines

    • BruceMcF on July 2, 2008 at 1:05 am
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    Freezing toes, fingers

    Cold stinging wind of words, yes,

    Spring will be welcome

    • BruceMcF on July 2, 2008 at 1:05 am
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    Freezing toes, fingers

    Cold stinging wind of words, yes,

    Spring will be welcome

    • Robyn on July 2, 2008 at 1:22 am

    …but have come to believe that I cannot promise to still be alive when what I have promised is fulfilled.

    • brobin on July 2, 2008 at 1:29 am

    Making time for those that matter is a blessing.

    Making love is bliss.

    Breaking up is hard to do.

    (h/t Neil Sedaka)

  1. very nice post thanks!!! i really like the videos 😉

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