I thought that silence was the absence of a relationship, but in fact it was the opposite. Their vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience are not confining but liberating.
Sarah Sands is a journalist and the author of two novels. She's a former editor of the London Evening Standard and an editor of the Today program on BBC Radio 4 from 2017 to September 2020. She lives in London.
SOUNDS OF SILENCE