January 03, 2010


Silence begets silence. The bigger the silence, the more powerful it is. Silence can become so  all-encompassing that one is not even aware of it.  In such instances, entire constellations of thoughts, questions and conversations simply do not arise.  Or, if they do, the pervasiveness of the silence makes them seem dangerous. Perhaps the last person who tried to break the silence got in trouble, perhaps she became a pariah, perhaps she lost her job. --  BEYOND ERIN BROCKOVITCH By Sonja Biorn-Hansen, in RACHEL'S ENVIRONMENT & HEALTH NEWS #815, http://www.rachel.org  April 14, 2005 Published April 28, 2005.  Sonja Biorn-Hansen an Environmental Engineer with the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality.