Monday, December 31, 2007
This friend is an excellent guitar player. He enjoys describing various chords and such to me as he is playing, although he knows I am musically illiterate. I get the feeling he is simply talking out loud without actually trying to teach me to be musical.
After a few minutes of listening to him play and talk gibberish this morning, I asked him: "Since you are so involved and knowledgeable about sound, I wonder what your thoughts are on the old question of whether a falling tree makes a sound in the forest if no-one is there."
Without hesitation, and without looking up from his chubby fingers stroking the guitar, he said "There is no forest."
And so, now I am wondering.... what would Pooh say?
What do you think? And do all my questions make me an owl?