Craigen Healy reflects on silence at the Women in Black vigil
love the silence. It is a vital part of the experience for me because,
as our flyer states, no words can express the horrors of war, whereas
silence speaks in a way everyone can understand.
The view of Main St., Farmington flows through my inner conversations with God and myself. I enjoy watching people come and go. Highlights in this panorama have come in the words some passsersby speak to us: The nurse who kept apologizing for parking between us and the traffic, the man who shouted, "If you want freedom you have to fight for it!", the old veteran with the crutches who told us he had "been this way for 57 years because of war," the several women who have thanked us for being there for them—these words into our silence have been very meaningful to me.