Ah, the silence!

22 March – 13:15

The first thing that struck me was how very quiet it was. Even without the alarm my eyes opened slowly at 05:00 this morning. Glancing over at the clock on the wall I saw that it was my normal Monday through Friday wake-up time and I thought, “What the heck. Why not?” But something didn't seem right. Coming from the neighborhood outside my window I heard ... nothing at all. Nothing. At. All.

Moving through the house I opened the front door and looked out. And listened. The street light at the end of my driveway was shining brightly, as it should have been at that hour. And a few houses down the street had porch lights on. But there was no noise, no background noise at all. No sound of vehicles driving along the highway a few blocks from my house, no traffic of any kind in my neighborhood, no dogs barking, no planes above: nothing. It was eerie. And I loved it!

If this is going to be the new normal with the kung-fu flu social isolation we're living under, bring it on, I say!