i am off today for a week of silence at the abbey of gethsemani. it's my birthday present to myself. this will be my third visit to this amazing place where thomas merton hung out. solitude and silence...it takes me two days to unplug and for my brain to quit talking so i can actually hear god speak. and yes...total extroverts can enjoy silence, in fact, when i missed my time last year i felt it all year! it's a great way to reflect on last year and pray through the year to come! see you friday!