40% done with The Temple of the Golden Pavilion

The Zen story of ‘Nansen kills a kitten’ is frustrating but also beautiful. A lot of it speaks to interpretation and the uselessness of interpretation. The monks argue but have nothing to say – why not just put your shoes on your head instead? I like this as a reminder of analyzing literature.

Kashiwagi is a great character. His POV is easily quite unique. He’s not likable but that makes him likable.