"For language to have meaning there must be intervals of silence somewhere, to divide word from word and utterance from utterance. He who retires into silence does not necessarily hate language. Perhaps it is love and respect for language which imposes silence upon him."
Thomas Merton, “Disputed Questions” (via litverve)
Thomas Merton gave me peace about my interior life, permission to be comfortable with my introverted nature, about taking time to be still, then create.