I am not good at silence. I like being alone but to do things. I sat today attempting silence in stillness. Attempting to find silence in the spaces between the incessant demands of my own mind. The lists, the phone, the anxiety, the fear and the busy body’s demand to keep moving. In one chapter in “Healing Spaces – The science of place and well-being” Esther Sternberg reflects on the healthy benefits of meditation and walking a labyrinth where physical activity and silence create a harmony of spiritual newness and lower blood pressure. Stillness does arrive for me in the labyrinth. Arts practice [painting, drawing, printing, scultpure] is a labyrinthine activity. Artists are walking labyrinths with the rhythm of their drawings as much as reclusive monk Thomas Merton in his noiseless meditation journeys.