The Tao is the source of all words
-- Jos Stabbert
Mystics say that reality unifies all apparent opposites. Noise and silence are equally appearances refllecting whatever is beyond noise and silence. Yet i insist on privileging silence and using many words to try to talk about it, The silence seems to disappear into the words.
In the material world, silence can be "ominous," or confusing, so i always break the silence to ask what the silence means. So the first line needs and has no explanation, but the second line complements it.