Monday, May 27, 2013

some fahey wisdom...

--> “there are many questions, which seem to admit of no answer. but a rather special sort of ‘no answer.’ it is not like a closed door, much more like a silent, certainly not un-compassionate, gaze. as though someone shook his head not in refusal but waiving the question. like someone saying, ‘peace, child; you don’t understand.’ or perhaps the questions, rather than expressing a lack of meaning, express something nonsensical, or contain hidden nonsensical assumptions. how many hours are there in a mile? is red round or square? or perhaps the question is properly put. my music doesn’t mean or do something.”
from the liner notes to john fahey's the yellow princess


Anonymous David said...

Sounds like a lot of zen writing.

10:09 AM  

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