Friday, May 08, 2009

John Cage on a mother and her son

A mother and son visited the
Seattle Art Museum.

Several rooms were devoted
to
the work of Morris Graves.


When
they came to one
in which
all of the paintings were
black,
the mother,

placing
a hand across her son’s
eyes,

said,

“Come, dear,
mother doesn’t want
you to see these things.”