The prayer of the mouth needs to convert to the prayer of the heart (Hesychasm). To get the prayer to sink, lose words… or use words to lose them (repeat them, internalize them, let them decay back to their origin).


And, Carson (from Plainwater) –


Your separateness could kill you unless I take it from you as a sickness. What if you get stranded in the town where pears and winter are variants for one another? Can you eat winter? No. Can you live six months inside a frozen pear? No. But there is a place, I know the place, where you will stand and see pear and winter side by side as walls stand by silence. Can you punctuate yourself as silence? You will see the edges cut away from you, back into a world of another kind – back into real emptiness, some would say.

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