[Silence] permits us, in short, to be who we are and could be if only we had the openness and trust. A chapel is where we hear something and nothing, ourselves and everyone else, a silence that is not the absence of noise but the presence of something much deeper: the depth beneath our thoughts . . . They are the one place we can reliably go to find who we are and what we should be doing with our lives — usually by finding all we aren't, and what is much greater than us, to which we can only give ourselves up.
PICO IYER | Chapels
1. morning glory 2. grand prismatic 3. spasm geyser
4. the grand canyon 5. uprooted 6. lodgepole pines 7. at the falls