7:20:am – 7:40 am 2/2/02

Much is said about something that is itself without shape. While shapes can be contained in it, it itself is more akin to an emptiness that is emodied, than an emodiement of something material. While both the material and immaterial are always in a process of congregation and dissolution, one coming forward while the other recedes, silence is the back drop to the visible world. Nothing exists were it not for the silence that supports the sound. It is a difficult concept, yet it is a physical reality. Silence is not a state of void while it is a quality of the void. It is an interval between disintegration and coagulation. Like the space between the inhale and the exhale, it is an edge where the activity of cessation and activity meet. Thus it is at once teeming with sound, and loosing its echo.