Tuesday, November 03, 2009

My Favorite John Cage Story

There was an international conference of philosophers in Hawaii on the subject of Reality.

For three days Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki said nothing.

Finally the chairman turned to him and asked, “Dr. Suzuki, would you say this table around which we are sitting is real?”

Suzuki raised his head and said Yes.

The chairman asked in what sense Suzuki thought the table was real.

Suzuki said, “In every sense.”

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