I am leaving for a month-long retreat a week from today. No cell phones, no internet, no books, no writing. I'll be in northern California, in the country with Jack Kornfield and my beloved teacher, Adrienne Ross. I have never been in silence for a month before. Perhaps I will forget how to talk.
Silence is difficult, by the way, and beautiful. Daily dharma talks, interviews with the teachers and sitting with anger, fear, doubt, etc. Voluntarily.