Monday, May 12, 2008

Curing boredom

Hmm. I didn't know "they" said this in Zen:

In Zen they say: If something is boring for two minutes, try it for four. If still boring, try it for eight, sixteen, thirty-two, and so on. Eventually one discovers that it's not boring at all but very interesting.

John Cage

It's not surprising, however, that John Cage would say something like that. If you don't know about him, do click through and have a read!


  1. Well, I sprained my ankle slightly--doesn't hurt to walk on it, but my foot and ankle are swollen.I was bored keeping it up with ice on it and have been on the computer for awhile. But now John Cage's words remind me that I need to put ice on it again before going to bed. Thanks. Ellie!

  2. Oh, I'm sorry about your ankle, Jan. I hope it feels better soon!


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