Mushroom Haiku

There was a time in college when I always walked around with a copy of Silence by John Cage in my backpack.  I’d pull it out and read passages throughout the day – at the coffee shop, hanging out with the friends.  Cage had a perspective on art and life that resonated deeply with me.


I later picked up I-IV, annotations of lectures he gave at Harvard, plus some cassettes with interviews and recordings of the same lectures.

It’s its own created.
Newly painted joy.
Doing is only understanding what is being done.

I-IV, the Harvard lectures, is really a collection of these one line gems (these are quoted from memory).  I still cling to these today, sometimes, in hopes there is something true to them in regards to how and why I do what I do.


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