The silence is all there is. It is the alpha and the omega. It is God’s brooding over the face of the waters; it is the blended note of ten thousand things, the whine of wings. You take a step in the right direction to pray to this silence, and even address the prayer to “World.” Distinctions blur. Quit your tents. Pray without ceasing.
– Annie Dillard, Teaching A Stone to Talk
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