What is there in the moment before sound or in the moment after? How do we define silence? Is it more than the absence of sound? I am in silence and it is in me, stilling my very nature. Silence abides in me and I in it. Across the street there are holy trees. Across the street is a graveyard hundreds of years old. I want to go there to be in those silences that humans keep forever. I want to be in the whole fabric of quiet; to wrap myself in it. In that quiet, birds do sing and the wind flutters its breath—There is a silence we rail against. There is a silence we reject. We scream in the quietest hours of night. We cry out before dying, or perhaps not. May we go to our deaths silently— resigned and decidedly gone.
I am ready to take silence inside of me: a new love, a new world dawning in each breath.