John Cage’s A Year from Monday is part of our Essential Bathroom Library; you can open the book anywhere and find a short concentrated bit to shake your head up. As one reviewer wrote: “Cage’s writing does not tell us what to think as much as it makes us think in a particular way…”
We find this one to be quite a nugget, scanned from our ancient, dog-eared copy:
“How immediately are you going to say Yes, no matter what unpredictability, even when what happens seems to have no relation to what one thought was one’s commitment?”
Now that, to us, is what real risk-taking is about.
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