On Friday, five of us gathered on zoom to celebrate the life of one of our contemplative sisters Nancy. She was present, said very little but listened intently. She has declined rapidly in the past two weeks. We each thanked her for all that she had offered of her wisdom. We offered a closing prayer and sang “Sophia Wisdom”. When she departed the zoom room, the four of us remained, resting in the silence, the Presence. We shared a bit about the experience, but some things could not be put into words. Over the past three years, we have shared both silence and conversation. But it was the silence that created the bond.