... while preparing a barley pilaf this evening I remembered, for some reason, that ever since I served as a prompter for a run of Much Ado About Nothing many years ago, I have from time to time thought of a particular line of Dogberry's as the equivalent, in English, of a Zen koan. The line is this:
... well, God's a good man; an two men
ride of a horse, one must ride behind.
I will say no more. Koans are not meant to be explicated.