Don't touch the hook.
It's cold in Alaska even during the summer. Had to buy a hat today for my bald head. Will go whale watching tomorrow.
Oh, maybe don't "sit with it" so, but just sit.
And also, at other times considering the Koans, learn how to "ponder-non-ponder
So I said I have pain, and so what--sit--put the end to my sitting cushion (and they make one for chairs--a Buddha cushion!) I sit--I look for others
Really enjoyed this part. Thank you for your interpretation.
Read the koan, pondered on it and sat with it...will repeat the process a few more times.
Enjoyed reading all of the great comments.