Monday, September 20, 2010

Quiet and Night

Just after bath time while your brushing your teeth and pulling on your pajamas Quiet starts getting ready too. Quiet is a shadow of the loud sounds of the day. His job is to fill the whole house, every room, hallway, basement, attic, little boy, little girl, mommy and daddy up, so that with the help of night, which is the day’s shadow everyone can sleep. Night comes just before quiet does. Night flies in gently without a sound to perch on a tree just out side. He is black and once he’s settled you can’t see him unless you catch his eye. He watches you like blackbirds sometimes do, but he, watches longer and more intently as he waits for Quiet to fill your room and fill you up. Then when your asleep Night folds his head under his wing an goes to sleep himself. Once Night falls asleep, Quiet’s work is done, and the house starts to dream and all the rooms in it, mommy and daddy, and you too.

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

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