It has always been on my to-do list to attain Zen enlightenment, and recently, I did. Who knew it would happen at the tiny table in the bay window of the Golden Wok restaurant in Red Hook, New York, the one that affords a view of the street? § I've known Red Hook since my college days. Back then, it was a tidy little workaday town surrounded by apple orchards and dairy farms, with a bank, a Ford dealer, a hardware store, an agricultural equipment outlet, a dentist. Nothing fancy. Since then, the town has caught up with the 21st century: there's now a bookstore and a multiplex cinema, and where the old Cowhig's drugstore used to be there is the Golden Wok.