Thought for the Day

"No one imagines that a symphony is supposed to improve in quality as it goes along, or that the whole object of playing it is to reach the finale. The point of music is discovered in every moment of playing and listening to it. It is the same, I feel, with the greater part of our lives, and if we are unduly absorbed in improving them we may forget altogether to live them," - Alan Watts, English mystic, writer, and lecturer. You can watch Watts discourse on the nature of time here. Yes, the blog's getting a little mystical as I work on my final response to Sam Harris and in the wake of seeing "Die Grosse Stille." (By the way, you can pre-order the DVD of "Into Great Silence" from Amazon here and get the soundtrack here.)