In the beginning of their relationship, both of them proceeded as if they had entered a very dark room and were sliding their hands hesitantly up and down all the walls, feeling for a light switch while at the same time afraid they might touch something sharp or dangerous. But from the minute they met, there was absolutely no game playing between them. Both had had more than enough of games in their lives. They were eager to get to the heart of this matter. They wanted to reach the point as soon as possible where sharing silence was just as good as sharing their life stories.
from BATHING THE LION
— Jonathan Carroll