Kannon: "A man sees a dream in which he is told that at noon the next day the Buddhist deity of compassion Kannon will arrive to take a bath, and the deity's appearance and age are described in detail. The villages hear about this and gather around the designated hot springs. Sure enough, a figure fitting the description appears at noon. Everyone prostrates before him, but the stranger does not understand what is going on. When he asks them what they are doing, a priest tells him about the dream oracle. The man ponders the matter for a while, whereupon he says, 'All right then, I must be Kannon,' and he takes the tonsure on the spot." H. Kawai, The Buddhist Priest Myoe: A Life of Dreams. Venice, CA., 1992. Kannon is the Japanese name for Kwan Yin, the bodhisattva of Compassion, who originated in India as Avalokitesvara.

missing nothing: "Iconographically, Avalokiteshvara is protean, fluid. Sometimes male, sometimes female, Avalokiteshvara appears in more diverse forms or personae than any other bodhisattva." T.D. Leighton, Faces of Compassion. Boston, MA., 2003. p.168.

a finger: Leroi-Gourhan proposes that fingers in Paleolithic cave of Gargas were folded back to appear missing, in a 'deliberate arrangement.' He suggests there is a manual code exhibited like that which is "still used for the hunt by the Bushmen." A. Leroi-Gourian, "The Hands of Gargas: Toward a General Study." October 37.

all animals: M. M. Halpin, "Investigating the Goblin Universe." In, M.M. Halpin and M.M. Ames, eds., Manlike Monsters On Trial. Vancouver, B.C., Canada. 1980. p.15.

Why is there nothing, and also something?