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==The Crane's Call==

The Crane's Call, acrylic, collage, & oil on linen 36"x36" © 1996 (private collection)

The Crane's Call, was inspired by the I Ching, Hexagram 61.2:
"A crane calling in the shade.
Its young answers it.
I have a good goblet.
I will share it with you."
[Wilhelm/Baynes]

"This refers to the involuntary influence of a man's inner being upon persons of kindred spirit. The crane need not show itself on a high hill. It may be quite hidden when it sounds its call; yet its young will hear its note, will recognize it and give answer. Where there is a joyous mood, there a comrade will appear to share a glass of wine.

This is the echo awakened in men through spiritual attraction. Whenever a feeling is voiced with truth and frankness, whenever a deed is the clear expression of sentiment, a mysterious and far-reaching influence is exerted. At first it acts only on those who are inwardly receptive. But the circle grown larger and larger. The root of all influence lies in one's own inner being: given true and vigorous expression in word and deed, its effect is great. The effect is but the reflection of something that emanates from one's own heart. Any deliberate intention of an effect would only destroy the possibility of producing it."
[Wilhelm/Baynes]

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