Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Via Daily Dharma
Hearing Silence | March 25, 2014
Silence does not disappear when it is broken; for those who are not distracted, silence limns language as the necessary condition that exposes both its richness and its fragility. Silence is not just in the gaps and spaces that punctuate sentences but also within words as the lack that renders them fully articulate. To know what a person says, we must hear what remains unsaid. If we cannot hear silence, we do not know how to listen.
—Mark C. Taylor, “Hearing Silence”