Over at KQED Arts, a thoughtful write-up of the evening with Laurie and Reb Anderson that conveys a nice sense of their conversation:
It is something of a novelty to see so practiced a storyteller being asked questions by a teacher of Zen. After words of greeting, Reb Anderson stated his first question: “Are we living in a dream?” Laurie and the audience laughed, and then decided it was too early in the evening for such a question. When laughter or solemnity waved through the audience, Reb Anderson’s expression was unchanged. Instead he smiled a content smile, while his eyes fixed deeply at Laurie’s.
There were many questions for Laurie Anderson.