PREDICT THE WEATHER. Don’t tell anyone, don’t share predictions or spread rumors. Don’t take pride in correct guesses. Keep track, logs. Ignore forecasts, percentages, possibilities. Amass records, case histories. Avoid the impulse to diagnose. Organize the data into charts, graphs, lists. Put in alphabetical order, then numerical – small to large, reverse. Randomize. Study time tables, ebbs and flows, the phases of the moon. Repeat everything you’ve learned and watched and kept track of until it comes as second nature, like multiplication tables in grade school. Repeat again, then forget it all, purge. Watch the sky. Think of nothing. Close your eyes. What do you see?
— Aaron Burch