“For language to have meaning, there must be intervals of silence somewhere, to divide word from word and utterance from utterance. The one who retires into silence does not necessarily hate language. Perhaps it is love and respect for language which imposes silence upon him or her. For the mercy of God is not heard in words unless it is heard, both before and after the words are spoken, in silence.”
Photo: Dendritic ice patterns on Sprague Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO. Here, I see the dendritic patterns as symbolic of words, and the lake surface as silence :)
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Stephen Hatch, M.A. is a spiritual teacher and photographer from Fort Collins, Colorado. His approach is contemplative, inter-spiritual, and Earth-based.