Download PDF by Sara Maitland: A Book of Silence: A Journey in Search of the Pleasures and

By Sara Maitland

ISBN-10: 1847082904

ISBN-13: 9781847082909

The significantly acclaimed memoir of a look for silence that completed a shock good fortune a lot noisier than its subject...

After a loud upbringing as certainly one of six kids, and maturity as a vocal feminist and mom, Sara Maitland started to crave silence. over the last 5 years, she has spent classes of silence within the Sinai barren region, the Australian bush, and the Isle of Skye. She interweaves those stories with the heritage of silence via fairy-tale and fable, Western and japanese spiritual traditions, the Enlightenment and psychoanalysis, as much as the ambivalence in the direction of silence in modern society. Maitland has equipped a hermitage on an remoted Scottish moor, and the publication culminates powerfully along with her stories of silence during this new domestic.

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I dragged my feet one at a time up the stairs and knocked on the door. A young, short-haired blonde in jeans and a simple tee shirt opened the door. " She spoke with a twang, a nasal midwes- Three years ago, in the fall of disease of the blood that knocks 1964 you flat . . — tern accent. "Really? " Because Charlie was a Republican, a banker's son with a huge trust fund, an artist without pretensions of greatness who simply liked to paint canvases of zoftig nudes and slashed-faced, pink assumed that Cynthia I walked into her apartment it was a duplicate of my one-room job, but without the view of the bay I smelled an odor that I had never smelled before.

Young along the and casual green elephant ears are potted There are pink brick walls to separate the parties olive trees sides. and in the center of the dining room is a fountain spouting yellow water from the pelvic bone of a whale. I see huge men in black suits and black glasses; old women with powder blue, short hair; young women with shivering gowns; furs of dead animals, diamonds from the caves of deepest Africa, rubies from the eyes of Asian dieties. Soft yellow lights, simple music from Mantovani, big black cigars, champagne, truffles, crepes suzettes, squab, wild rice, sweetbreads, saltimbocca, mushrooms and scampi alia casalinga yes, sir, just another joint.

Mail box. I noticed a new name on the box next to mine Fisher. A few days before I thought I'd heard someone moving into the apartment building. And Charlie's middle initial was K. But of course it was just a coincidence. Charlie and his wife Donna lived three blocks down, across the street from Trader JJ's. But what the hell, it would be an excuse to start a conversation five weeks without company get to even the strongest. I dragged my feet one at a time up the stairs and knocked on the door.

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