silence, we often say, we can hear ourselves think;
but what is truer to say is that in silence
we can hear ourselves not think,
and so sink below our selves
into a place far deeper than mere thought allows.
more . . . . .
from the January 25, 1993 issue of Time Magazine's Essay by Pico
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