During the wait, I pulled out the October 8 edition of Commonweal. My eyes fell upon an interesting piece called "How to Shut Up" by someone writing under the pseudonym Unagidon. The essay, subtitled "An Old Devotion Quiets A Modern Mind," is about the author's personal experience of praying the Rosary.
It included this great quote from Fr. Herbert McCabe, O.P.:
"Prayer is like love; you won't really begin to understand it until you actually do it."