I needed to read this very slowly:
Over the margins of life comes a whisper, a faint call, a premonition of richer living which we know we are passing by. We have hints that there is a way of life vastly richer and deeper than all this hurried existence, a life of unhurried serenity and peace and power. If only we could slip over into that Center! If only we could find the Silence which is the source of sound!
– Thomas Kelly, twentieth century Quaker
as quoted in Common Prayer : A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals, p. 80
(Claiborne, Shane, Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, and Enuma Okoro.
Common Prayer: a Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2010. )