Artist, composer John Cage was also a remarkably powerful writer. Over years of reading him — especially the great A Year from Monday — we’ve found ourself transformed by even a sentence or two, cast into reflection. This one landed in a similar way…

…Only this time we found our self shifting the flow of words ever-so-slightly. It had the effect of blasting meaning into our heads in an almost physical way.

Meditating on the very Buddhist idea that we possessed nothing had the effect of clearing out a huge space in our heads. Empty for a moment, and then suddenly, unencumbered, feeling …possibility …………… poetry.

Top image: Lithorgraph by John Cage for “Le libre des champignons”, made by laying stones on a lithorgraphic sheet.

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