Last night after the witching hour I was awake.
In my dressing gown and calling outside for the cat. He who has taken to going "a wandering" of late.
There I was outside listening (for the tinkle of his bell) and all I heard was the stillness, the absolute silence in the dark and there was no crashing of the waves from the ocean on my door for the first time in a month.... silence pure and dark and peaceful!
I stood for some time listening to it - peace, the sound of the world asleep, the ocean at peace and it was as if someone had tucked up the earth for a night of quiet. I inhaled it and felt it deep within and.....
Somewhere in my soul it settled me and for that short time all was okay in the world.
good night and sleep tight