There are two sequences in Wild Life which the narrator spends in silence -- one in the forest and one with other people. And nobody but nobody writes about silence better: The Dazzle of the Day - Gloss' novel about starships and Quakers - puts silence (and spirituality) right at the centre. Silence has heft and volume, and many hues. But it's invisible. It's where things are born, and where you can become trapped. It's animal, outside language. But then also, it's where god speaks.
-- @genmon, July 2015.