June 23, 2020

Japan is the Land of Must, I decided as soon as I set foot in Tokyo, as surely as America is the Land of Can.
Pico Iyer, in "A Beginner's Guide to Japan"
A monk is sitting behind me. I can feel his smirk on the back of my neck. The secret of the monk's success: he believes in nothing. Everything is. There is no need for belief.
Both via September 2019 Harper's Magazine.