A Sense of Possibility


Weingrüll, Karlsruhe

curated by Roos Gortzak
It was a story by meditation guru S.N. Goenka about a boy who came to visit his blind friend and told him about what he had just experienced:

  • I just had a delicious rice pudding!
  • What is rice pudding?
  • It is something white.
  • But what is white?

And trying to find a way to describe white he grabbed a white duck passing by and handed it over to his blind friend, saying:

  • This is white, for example.
  • So white is soft?
  • No, no, try again.

And touching the duck again from the peak to the back, he said:

  • Oh I get it now, white is crooked!

(fragment of a text by Roos Gortzak)