Friday, April 14, 2017

I Ching I Chang I Change

Continuing on from my previous post, Trish MacGregor made another comment on Adele's web site (here):
Trish says:January 10, 2013 at 11:50 pm got the book review on dashboard. You know you have undertaken a lifetime commitment, right? And you must have some insight into how the i ching embraces that commitment? I love this book…
Adele Aldridge says: January 11, 2013 at 7:02 am  Thanks Trish – well I think I have already spent one life time working on this. My biggest fear is not being able to finish it. Constant work and constant interruptions. Maybe I should call those interruptions “changes.”
Trish's mention of the I ching” and then Adele's last word, “changes ” caught my eye... and ear... given that "ching" and "change" are pretty close in spelling, and this in turn reminded me of a name  from my recent post, Abracadabra:
Ching and Chang are that much closer in spelling.   Note the following from Chang's wiki page:
InfluencesRobert Rowthorn
Well, for one we have another addition to the "Rob/Bob Theme" pattern-cluster, and his surname breaks down into a cryptic "row thorn"... an addition to the recent "Row" and "Flower" pattern-cluster (see yesterdays post Rich by Itch).  Note from his wiki page:
  • Robert "BobRowthorn (born 20 August 1939) 
My father's birthday is also August 20.  

Note from the I Ching wiki page:
The I Ching ([î tɕíŋ]), or Classic of Changes
The name Zhou yi literally means the "changes" (Chinesepinyin) of the Zhou dynasty. The "changes" involved have been interpreted as the transformations of hexagrams, of their lines, or of the numbers obtained from the divination.[8] Feng Youlan proposed that the word for "changes" originally meant "easy"
And so we have a "Changes" pattern-cluster.  Note from Feng Youlan's wiki page:
  • Feng Youlan (Chinese馮友蘭Wade–GilesFeng Yu-lan; 4 December 1895 – 26 November 1990)
His birthday stands out given that together with the birthday of my dog, Bailey, we have a "December 4, January 5, ___/ Date Sequence" pattern-cluster.  So bridging the February 6 gap, we use the "Formula" as per usual, arriving at:
  • Jimmy Roberts (April 6, 1923 – February 6, 1999) 
  • Philip F. Walters ( 20 April 1916, died 6 February 2000)  
First of all, Walters was born on the 111th day of the year!!!
And now we have a "February 6, ___, April 6/ 6th Day, Month Sequence" pattern cluster.  Bridging the March 6 gap... and cutting to the chase, we arrive at:
  • Louisa May Alcott (November 29, 1832 – March 6, 1888) 
Alcott's date of birth is just 2 off from Youlan's date of death.   And they both miss the mark when considering the following info :
  • November 28 is the 332nd day of the year (333rd in leap years)...33 days remaining