The silence often of pure innocence persuades when
The most basic and powerful way to connect to another
person is to listen.
Just listen. Perhaps the most important thing we ever
give each other is our attention... A loving silence
often has far more power to heal and to connect than
the most well-intentioned words.
Rachel Naomi Remen
Silence is the universal refuge, the sequel to all dull
discourses and all foolish acts, a balm to our every chagrin,
as welcome after satiety as after disappointment.
Henry David Thoreau