jane2a by Peter Yumi
jane2a, a photo by Peter Yumi on Flickr.

Today I have been meditating on John Cage writings. This morning I read a bit of Silence before heading out the door.

here are some of his writings that have resonated with me today.

I believe that the use of noise

Wherever we are, what we hear is mostly noise. When we ignore it, it disturbs us. When we listen to it, we find it fascinating. The sound of a truck at fifty miles per hour. Static between the stations. Rain. We want to capture and control these sounds, to use them not as sound effects but as musical instruments.

“Does one have something and then proceed to add another thing or does one have something; move into it; occupy it; divide it; make the best one can of it?”

“I have nothing to say / and I am saying it / and that is poetry / as I needed it” –John Cage