I am beginning to believe that we know everything, that all history, including the history of each family, is part of us, such that, when we hear any secret revealed . . . our lives are suddenly clearer to us . . . For perhaps we are like stones; our own history and the history of the world embedded in us, we hold a sorrow deep within and cannot weep until that history is sung.

Susan Griffin, Healing Through the Dark Emotions by Miriam Greenspan