WHY PEOPLE ANSWER THE TELEPHONE

People interrupt whatever they are doing to answer the telephone because there is always the possibility it’s God calling with the word of salvation for all their problems. I’m serious. That’s why people don’t want TV telephones. You can’t see God.

 

ZEN MOTHER

She doesn’t have a career. She stays at home — fixing meals, washing clothes. She sweeps the house, unplugs the phone, turns off the radio and TV — and sits with her children. Her koan: who are my children? The koan she gives to her kids: how can you be good? She does not talk much about it.