The problem with listening, of course, is that we don’t. There’s too much noise going on in our heads, so we never hear anything. The inner conversation simply never stops. It can be our voice or whatever voices we want to supply, but it’s a constant racket. In the same way we don’t see, and in the same way we don’t feel, we don’t touch, we don’t taste.

– Philip Glass

“Listening to Philip Glass”

Torso of Shiva

(Part of the South and Southeast Asian Art collection at the Ahmanson Gallery, level 4 at LACMA)