"What is the source of our first suffering? It lies in the fact that we hesitated to speak. It begins in the moment when we accumulated silent things within us."
Gaston Bachelard, quoted by Seamus Heaney
I don't have time to write more right now, though I'll try to come back to this on the weekend. I just had to share that quote because I happened to read it this morning and it startled me like a rocket going off.