I’m also wondering what, if any, is the correlation between longing for the 3S’s and being part of a faith tradition. Sara Maitland and Barbara Erakko Taylor * both attend church on a regular basis, although formal religion, or even God, is not central to their work. They write about silence and happen to mention their church attendance, although you could easily miss it.
The habit of both of these contemporary women writers was in the back of my mind as I headed out on Sunday. I think I wanted to be grounded. After all, so much of faith is amorphous and inexplicable. Since I live on terra firma, I thought that might as well start there.
* I talk about their work on www.acottagebythesea.net.