Monday 14th June, 2021
Maggie Ross, Silence: A User's Guide (Darton, Longman and Todd, 2014), 12.
Image: Ben Sweet, Denver, Colorado, benjaminsweetvisual.com
This quite challenging quote is from Maggie Ross, the nom de plume of Martha Reeves, an Anglican hermit living in Oxford. It is taken from a pretty demanding read, the first volume of her Silence: A User's Guide (Darton, Longman and Todd, 2014), 12, that runs into two large and incredibly dense books which are not for the faint-hearted! An easier introduction to Maggie Ross is Writing the Icon of the Heart: In Silence Beholding (Bible Reading Fellowship, 2011). You can find write ups about these and some of her other books here. For a 48 minute lecture from Maggie on YouTube, entitled 'Healing Silence', click here.