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If we pick up a brush, we feel like writing; if we hold a musical instrument, we wish to play music. Lifting a wine cup makes us crave saké; taking up dice, we should like to play backgammon. The mind invariably reacts in this way to any stimulus. … Phenomenon and essence are fundamentally one. (Essays in Idleness. The Tsurezuregusa of Kenkō. Translated by Donald Keene. [1967] Tokyo, Rutland, Singapore: Tuttle 1981. No. 157, 139.)