Dear Friends ~ When in the Northern Hemisphere the trees lay down their green chlorophyll to reveal their leaves' true, resplendent colors, and ruby sunsets bring sweet darkness ever sooner within the daily round, my soul trembles and sighs before these harbingers of Mystery. Mystery not in the sense of something to shrug and accept; I mean something Magnificent and Holy, accessible only through heart and humility, the prelude to transformation and the portal to belonging, to finding one's place as Mary Oliver says in "the family of things." When attended to this way, the gradual releasing and darkening going on in the natural world resonates with Presence and the promise of possibilities just beyond the veil. May you, dear ones, find in this season much to awaken and inspire you. May you be drenched in Mystery and drawn into the Heart of Love. ~ Lindsay
Dear Friends of Silence, This is the month in which we come to you with our request to give what you can to keep the Letter coming to you and all who seek to enter into the Silence where the Great Mystery lies.
We are a group of six almost-volunteers (we receive modest stipends) who maintain the mailing list and website, compose the Letter, and see to it that it is sent to all who ask, without charge or subscription cost, just as Nan envisioned. Printing, postage, a website, and email service cost many thousands of dollars each year and are made possible solely by your generous donations.
We know, because you have told us often, how precious this Letter is to you and those with whom you share it. Please consider helping us to keep it winging its way through the universe and into the homes of all Friends of Silence.
Please use this link to send us whatever you can. No amount is too great nor too small.
Bob, Joy, Kate, Lindsay, Mary Ann, and Todd