Maria Shriver contemplates 'silent retreat'

The world could soon be hearing a lot less from Maria Shriver — the NBC News journalist and member of the Kennedy clan says someday she’d like to “try a silent retreat.”

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In an interview for the December/January issue of AARP magazine, California’s former first lady says there’s “a lot” she’d like to do that she hasn’t done yet: “I’d like to try a silent retreat, because I talk a lot. That would be challenging!”

Shriver, 58, also has other plans, saying, “I’d like to get really good at meditation. I’d like to get really good at accepting love. I’d like to get really good at unconditional love.”

The mom of four, who separated from former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) in 2011 following news that he fathered a son with the couple’s housekeeper, says she can’t wait to become a grandmother.

“Christina says that when she has kids, she’s going to give them to me!” she says of her 22-year-old daughter.

“I’m counting on that! If not, I’ll probably take someone else’s kids! I might start a day care center! Who knows?”