Then, quiet (qu) became another person living inside our house.

Quiet (阒)moved into our minds and stormed like an ocean inside my mother and me.

Can it be an accident? No, the writer knows too well that 阒 contains, or is contained by 门,the Chinese word for door.  Yes, silence had indeed stolen past the door of their lives and inhabited their space, filling it up, almost crowding them out. 

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