“I think I am probably in love with silence, that other world.
And that I write, in some way, to negotiate seriously with it… . Because there is, of course, always the desire, the hope, that they are not two separate worlds, sound and silence, but that they become each other, that only our hearing fails.”
— Jorie Graham, “Some Notes on Silence” in 19 New American Poets of the Golden Gate
“She understood that the hardest times in life to go through were when you were transitioning from one version of yourself to another.”