Monday, December 03, 2007
Finding Alan Watts
I was reading Hayakawa's Language in Thought and Action last night before sleep. All night I heard Alan Watts' voice reading passages from The Way of Zen and Nature, Man, and Women. Mind you, I have never heard Mr. Watts voice before in my life. I was mystified as to why I heard him reading with a British accent. Furthermore, I had not read Mr. Watt's works since the 1980's, when I read perhaps 10 of his books, each several times. Korzybski must have led my subconscious from Hayakawa to Watts. Imagine my surprise to learn from Wikipedia that Mr. Watts was born near London, England. I always considered him a U.S. native. Then I found this site and Mr. Watts himself, sounding just the same as in my dreams.