Within each of us there is a silence – a silence as vast
                                as the universe. We are afraid of it . . . and we long for it. 
                              When we experience that silence, we remember who we are:
                                  creatures of the stars, created from the birth of galaxies,
                            created from the cooling of this planet, created from dust and
                             gas, created from the elements,
                                                            created from time and space . . .
                                                            created from silence.      
                                                                                                 – Gunilla Norris