SILENCE * There is a place that has neither space nor form, and admission to it requires a simple desire and willingness to enter. Yet it can also be a place of darkness and uncertainty, where fear and doubt can manifest. Whatever else can be said of this place without space or form, it must certainly be said that it strips away pretense and reveals the truth, no matter how cruel or kind. This place only has room for one, because it is for that one that it exists – for that one to find herself or himself. It is a place of reflection, meditation, introspection, and, above all, honesty. Its entrance is through sadness or joy, falling snow, a meadow, or the night sky. No matter how you enter or why, there is no place like silence.
— Joseph M. Marshall