Oops – we’re not supposed to say that any more, are we? It’s all about the “sounds of learning”.
I’ve been thinking about this over the past two Sundays. Last week, in Montreal, I went to the Greene Centre to attend Meeting for Worship. The greeter welcomed me and asked if it were my first Meeting; I said that I’d been to Montreal Meeting two years ago and that I attended in New York State. She misunderstood, thinking that this was only my second Meeting ever. Her comment was what sparked my thinking: “It’s so nice to see young people return. Too often they only come once. I think the silence frightens them.”
I think the silence frightens them.