John Cage tells my favorite story about Morton Feldman:

"Morton Feldman & I were driving back from some place in New England where a concert had been given. He is a large man and falls asleep easily. Out of a sound sleep, he awoke to say, 'Now that things are so simple, there's so much to do.' And then he went back to sleep."

@rusty Larry Polansky told me a similar story about driving with Feldman from New York City to Hanover, NH. Apparently he popped into consciousness for a few seconds only to say "I sure have gotten a lot of mileage out of this 'long and slow' thing, huh"

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