It's quiet here right now.
There's something about the quiet.
Calming and soothing.
I sat down to write something different and the silence of my house jumped out at me and soon I had a little Haiku. It's rare for a house of 5 to be quiet. It's rare for a classroom of 21 to be quiet and I don't think either should be quiet for very long. However, there is something to savor about quiet. Quiet helps me think. Quiet helps me rest. Quiet encourages renewal. I often wonder if I savor quiet and stillness because I am with lots of people most of my day. Teaching is a demanding profession and yet what quiet does for me is essential to keep me going.
Thank you Two Writing Teachers for fostering and organizing this writing challenge.