• I still grieve for the words unsaid. Something terrible happens when we stop the mouths of the dying before they are dead. A silence grows up between us then, profounder than the grave. If we force the dying to go speechless, the stone dropped into the well will fall forever before the answering splash is heard.

    Faye Moskowitz (1985). “A Leak in the Heart: Tales from a Woman's Life”, David R Godine Pub