Portrait of Susan Sontag 1975 by Peter Hujar from "Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture"
Maria Popova, in the latest edition of Brain Pickings, (re-)introduces us to The Aesthetics of Silence: a most eloquent essay by Susan Sontag on art as a form of spirituality and the paradoxical role of silence in our modern world's creative culture.
Let me know if you would like a PDF copy of the entire essay and I'll send it along.
BTW I only just discovered Brain Pickings via Nicola McClelland. Thanks to her for revealing this site of such contentment!