Ichadon, or, How Buddhism Came To Korea: A Romance of Flying Severed Heads

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“Well,” said the executioner to his companion as they watched the flying severed head soar, smiling, to the holy Geumgang Mountains, while its decapitated trunk toppled to their feet and sprayed white milk—breastmilk? cowsmilk? buttermilk? or Korean bananamilk?—everywhere, absolutely everywhere, “Well,” said the executioner to his companion as flowers of all kinds poured down from the sky, smacking their heads (sunflowers) and gathering at their feet, piling up to their ankles—“Well,” said the executioner to his companion as the moon eclipsed the sun and as a nearby mountain range that was not the Geumgang Mountain Range exploded and poured fire and lightning-lit ash into the darkening sky, shaking the earth and knocking the two men over and also canceling flights all over Europe for weeks—“Well,” said the executioner to his companion, lying at his side, and drowning in flowers, ash, and milk of some kind, “I guess we shouldn’t have killed that guy!”

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4 thoughts on “Ichadon, or, How Buddhism Came To Korea: A Romance of Flying Severed Heads

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  2. Vibhu Norby says:

    LMAO @ “also canceling flights all over Europe for weeks”

  3. […] and practically unconsciously to the silent Korean night, as he had dreamed deeply of the future of Buddhism in Korea and was not yet fully awake. What am I saying?, of course it was a dream of […]

  4. […] statue of multiple Buddhas, but also happens to be the (supposed) final resting place of Ichadon’s flying head, which was severed with much gusto from his ready, willing, and able shoulders some fifteen […]

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