A monk told Joshu, “I have just entered this monastery. I beg you to teach me.” Joshu asked, “Have you eaten your rice porridge?” The monk replied, “I have.” “Then,” said Joshu, “Go and wash your bowl.” At that moment the monk was enlightened.

Question: what’s it like for you to write.

Answer: For me writing has a distinct tactile feel in my fingers. When I start a new piece I feel as if I have dipped my fingers in a number of different cans of paint and all at once I drag them across the paper, once I’m done dragging my fingers across the paper I move words around with the feel of working in clay. each word becomes real or physical.

I end up with a block of words with no paragraphs or line breaks it’s then that I will add breaks and some comas to make it more accessible to the reader.


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