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How to Not Talk

I’ve written a million words over the last decade, and who knows how many words I’ve spoken?


So it’s not easy for me to keep my mouth shut. Or my fingers from flying across a keyboard.


But I’ve learned so much by not doing that over the last three months.


In fact, you might say that remaining silent as a privileged white woman has been a privilege.


So I recommend it to a lot of people.


White people, to

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“this sounds a little simple, but I think if we didnt know illness we wouldnt really feel the exhiliration of good health. and if we never cried, we wouldnt be able to recognize joy. in a way, the good only gains value when it is contrasted with the bad”
Priscilla Warner, The Faith Club: A Muslim, A Christian, A Jew--Three Women Search for Understanding

“I thank you, God, who lives always, and Who, as i awaken, has in mercy returned my soul to me; we can ever trust in you.”
Priscilla Warner, The Faith Club: A Muslim, A Christian, A Jew--Three Women Search for Understanding

“And I think that if you are lucky enough to give and receive love, then you can be happy in the face of suffering. I was talking to a friend about this and we decided that maybe heaven is just that...love. And that heaven exists on a day-to-day basis within people. When they give and receive love, that's a little slice of heaven.”
Priscilla Warner, The Faith Club: A Muslim, A Christian, A Jew--Three Women Search for Understanding

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“You will lose someone you can’t live without,and your heart will be badly broken, and the bad news is that you never completely get over the loss of your beloved. But this is also the good news. They live forever in your broken heart that doesn’t seal back up. And you come through. It’s like having a broken leg that never heals perfectly—that still hurts when the weather gets cold, but you learn to dance with the limp.”
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