“An old friend of mine told me she would always keep the first page of every notebook blank.
I never thought much of it until I started writing more regularly –
Until that one day I threw out a whole journal because every time I opened it
all I could see was mistakes.
"We sit silently and watch the world around us. This has taken a lifetime to learn. It seems only the old are able to sit next to one another and not say anything and still feel content. The young, brash and impatient, must always break the silence. It is a waste, for silence is pure. Silence is holy. It draws people together because only those who are comfortable with each other can sit without speaking. This is the great paradox."