Wednesday, November 02, 2005


I, um, forgot that I'm wearing my musician hat tonight. So, this is all you'll get.

Since I'm wearing the same hat tomorrow night, don't expect anything then, either (unless I somehow drag myself out of bed a half an hour early and blog before work).

If you need something to occupy your time between now and my next post, contemplate this:

A Cup of Tea

Nan-in, a Japanese master during the Meiji era (1868-1912), received a university professor who came to inquire about Zen.

Nan-in served tea. He poured his visitor's cup full, and then kept on pouring.

The professor watched the overflow until he no longer could restrain himself. "It is overfull. No more will go in!"

"Like this cup," Nan-in said, "you are full of your own opinions and speculations. How can I show you Zen unless you first empty your cup?"

All for now. More later.

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