– The only thing that could generate hope is the belief that there still does exist something beyond our existence in the world – N.H
Monk: Hark, hark, thou bird in the sky. What dost thou make of the hustle and bustle on the ground?
Bird: Being nonexistent and deaf in this world, I just exist as a sprite in the vanity.
(from ‘Bird Q and A’ ritual performance at Kurenboh/A.T)