Booddha on the brain.
This should be read before the TV on the Radio feature, where it was meant to serve as prelude to the article, thus tying the empty nest imagery to the end joke:
Thirty spokes share the wheel's hub;
It is the center hole that makes it useful.
Shape clay into a vessel;
It is the space within that makes it useful…
Therefore the profit comes from what is there;
Usefulness from what is not there.
--Lao Tsu, Tao Te Ching, Chapter Eleven
TV on the Radio
Meditating on the "Om":
Brightblack Morning Light
Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band reviews
Bonnie 'Prince' Billy