A koan / quan / kwan is a riddle that Zen Buddhists use during meditation to help them unravel greater truths about the world and about themselves.
Father. Brother. Husband. Son.
Boss. Colleague. Businessman. Friend.
This I am.
A guy who can play the fool.
At times, a complete fool.
Middle aged, greying. Yet childish.
This, too, I am.
Capable of reading anything. Anything.