Do you ever experience moments - gripping moments that you know you must face - simply because you made a promise to fulfill a commitment to yourself? Moments when you know beyond a shadow of a doubt that there is something to be said - must be said - and yet - somehow - you also know in a single profound moment of silence, more meaning can be conveyed than there are words. Life can be this way.
Therefore, rather than ramble on tonight fulfilling a promise I made to myself regarding each and every one of you, I choose to offer the silence. The silence before. The silence afterward. And most important... the silence spoken amid the clamor, the haste and the noisy confusion of life.