I got fascinated by silence;
by what happens to the human spirit,
to identity and personality when the talking stops,
when you press the off button,
when you venture out into that enormous emptiness.
-Sara Maitland in How to Be Alone
Silence had been a constant companion since I was young. When this year began, silence beckoned me to depths of quietude that I had never experienced.
Silence has a way of opening up all the senses. Hearkening to the call to more and deeper silence has been showing me a world I had not previously explored.
I was worried that inviting more silence into my life would mean that I would stop writing.
Ironically, it has birthed more writing moments.