I would’ve come here more often, but also I love the total and absolute quiet. Beyond thinking.
Just the fountain bubbling up for the cat. The refrigerator hum. Faint movements outside the window.
Even just the sound of air. A rushing sound like a freeway, but also like distant, blended waves.
I would talk more. I would put myself out there.
Sometimes I do. But I take solace too, in this total and absolute quiet. Even of words.
I love you, but also in total and absolute quiet together, love beyond entertainment.
It’s not a silence I mean, just a quiet.
An absence of unnecessary noise or movement.
For life, in honor of life I speed up, but also I want to be slow.
And so incredibly free of mind.