Such a long time

Where should I begin?
Well blogs are a lot of work and I have been lazy for months. To restart now is maybe even more difficult than beginning for the first time.
But I will do it, will take the risk and say from today a small post every evening!!!!

Where should I begin ?
Big question, big answer; I tell it over and over again to my students: “When you don’t know where to begin begin anywhere” beloved quote by beloved John Cage.
By the way, this year is his 100 birthday.

 

 

 

here are two photos of John Cage which I got from the beautiful blog Slowmuse, where you can find a lot about him and his writings.

here some quotations also copied from the blog

What I’m proposing, to myself and other people, is what I often call the tourist attitude – that you act as though you’ve never been there before. So that you’re not supposed to know anything about it. If you really get down to brass tacks, we have never been anywhere before.

I can’t understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I’m frightened of the old ones.

Value judgments are destructive to our proper business, which is curiosity and awareness.

As far as consistency of thought goes, I prefer inconsistency.

Art’s purpose is to sober and quiet the mind so that it is in accord with what happens.

What right do I have to be in the woods, if the woods are not in me.

One shouldn’t go to the woods looking for something, but rather to see what is there.

Out of the work comes the work.

If you want to know more about him this is a really beautiful book: John Cage: Where the Heart Beats, by Kay Larson

OR BEGIN RIGHTAWAY TO READ HIS BOOKS

see you tomorrow; I promise!

 

 

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