No one told me
Silence goes so deep.
It burns away the empty things
It demands response.
It demands surrender.
Image above: “Purity, Chant Series” by Sheila M. Conner.
Words above from "Silence" by Jeremy Blackwater, a member of Spirit Journey Youth: an Episcopal Native American youth group in Northern Arizona. You can see some videos from Spirit Journey Youth here.
Note: Kaze Gadway works with the emerging leaders of the Episcopal Church within the Native American community of Northern Arizona. She says: "They are youth of promise from twelve to twenty."