Tuesday, March 1, 2011

The Sound of Silence

There is a
hush
that
settles
over
our house.

It comes
after
our youngest
has bathed -
smelling of
soap,
lotion,
and
love.

It comes
after
our youngest
has been
read to -
her thoughts
full of
book characters
and
playtime fun.

It comes
after
our youngest
has been
tucked into
bed.

The hush
intensifies
after
our oldest
has showered -
smelling of
shampoo,
lotion,
and
love.

After
our oldest
has read to
herself -
her thoughts
as unique
and
varied
as she
is.

After
our oldest
has gone to
bed.

The hush
permeating
our house
turns to
the absence
of sound.

The sound
of
silence.

Our family is
still,
safe,
peaceful.

And
we
grownups
are
blessed,
appreciative,
content.

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