The Djao'Mor'Terra Collective (fayanora) wrote,
The Djao'Mor'Terra Collective

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The sound of one hand clapping

One of the many things that caught my attention in the Principia Discordia was a quote, "The sound of one hand clapping," next to a picture of a hand. My first thought was, "can you clap with only one hand?" Then, of course, I realized it was supposed to be some deep Zen thing or other. Still, the idea stuck with me, and I began experimenting to see if it was possible to clap with one hand. Now I can do it, and I've used it as a joke with cabbages and other people. I'll ask them what's the sound of one hand clapping, and they'll reply that you can't clap with just one hand. I assure them that yes, you can clap using only one hand that isn't being hit against anything but itself, and then I do this:

And so this is the sound of one hand clapping:

The sound of one hand clapping!

Chaotic Blessings;
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