"Dangerous places in the natural world have a sense of the sacred about them. There are forces on this planet I have no say about, no way with, no power over. The only appropriate response is silence, a shutting down of the mind and the mouth, the granting of an immense respect." -Barbara Herrick, "The Blackberry Tea Club," 2004
You'd think the older one, the one holding the younger one's mouth is the more dangerous of the two, wouldn't you? You wouldn't be wrong, but you wouldn't be right either. You see, there's something very dangerous she's stopping from coming out of her sister's mouth... and yet, she's stopping her. Who's got the power? Who knows? Does it matter?
Much talking is the cause of danger. Silence is the means of avoiding misfortune. The talkative parrot is shut up in a cage. Other birds, without speech, fly freely about. - Saskya Pandita #quotes #quotations
“A bird calls, distant and wounded. The woods are still as death. Quick steam huffs in and out of Geoff’s open mouth. And with that, the dangerous moment seems past. We gather wood and help Tom build his fire. As I pick up spare twigs and dried bracken, I wonder how far our sounds penetrate into the black forest, and how far our shouts echo along the White Road." — from the novel Sinful Folk PHOTO: brief-candles
If Apes Can't Talk, How Can They Dominate A Planet?