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September 06, 2016


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Interesting post.

This topic makes me think of experimental composer John Cage's 4'33" piece that consists entirely of "silence." Incidentally, I believe Cage was a Zen Buddhist.


Improvisational jazz musicians also put a great emphasis on the "spaces" between. The most powerful jazz notes are the ones that exist simply to adorn space.

I don't know if Deacon would agree that my musical analogy reflects his philosophy; that's just what came to mind.

On a related note: If there is in fact a creator, I conjecture he/she would be a musician. That would explain the great variety of creative expressions and simultaneous reverence for the spaces in between (the absential feature). It would also rationalize the narcissism and temperamental mood swings, lol. :-)

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