saying ‘yes’ to your heart’s longing for silence
requires an unapologetic ‘no’ to the world
with its ceaseless need to script your story.
The world will dissect your motives, analyze your actions, categorize your traumas;
it will never accept your silence.
Silence is the word-wielding world’s worst enemy; you may well be spurned,
even by those who claim affection for you.
But your heart, quivering with quiet,
will deliver you into the cathedral of emptiness –
where the “roar on the other side of silence”
– the holy nameless name –
sounds existence into shape and form.
– miriam louisa