Susan and Stephanie, friends for 17 years, got the same news within months. Susan’s father and Stephanie’s mother have been diagnosed with A.L.S. Lou Gehrig’s disease progressively stills a life – muscles cease to work, speech fails, the body withers – while the mind and spirit seem to brighten in intensity. This is a journal of two women, both divinity school graduates, both living in Charleston, SC, both, at heart, writers, speaking into the Silence which grows around them. Observing, in moments small and ordinary, the way a life stilled is still a life – and often a luminous one.