Great stuff, very enlightening. I've been experimenting with silence a lot in the last decade. I love that insightful interpretation of keeping holy the sabbath, with sabbath being a quiet time, away from life.
But I did chuckle at this...
"I as a writer will often try to include a lot of empty space on the page so that the reader can complete my thoughts and sentences and so that her imagination has room to breathe."
... because it was disturbing to me to have such incredibly long paragraphs in the transcript. I kept wanting to insert a new paragraph. (I prefer to read, rather than view clip.) LOL