Doug Bruns

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Saturday Quote

In Wisdom on September 8, 2012 at 6:00 am

John Cage score.

I had to read and think on this a while; it is simple yet not simple, a sort of yin and yang of a thought, a binary, on off, notion by the avant garde composer John Cage. Take a moment to consider:

“The important questions are answered by not liking only but disliking and accepting equally what one likes and dislikes. Otherwise there is no access to the dark night of the soul.”

Cage is a student of Zen, that should be obvious. And if you’ve ever listened to his music you might appreciate accepting that which is liked as well as that which is not.

Have a nice weekend. I am back from Colorado on Tuesday and hope to have something to report. However, home only a day, I head north into the woods to brush up on my skills before taking the Maine guide test on the 20th.

Thanks for reading.