Our house is not totally quiet with the air conditioner running and a television on in the living room. We are used to these background noises and think little of them. Unless they are not there.
Day before yesterday, I cracked one living room window and cooled the whole house. Fall had dropped by without calling first and brought some friendly winds from the North.
I sat alone in the living room with my newest, long awaited, library book. It was quiet, peaceful, silent.
I couldn't stand it. I had to turn on the ceiling fan . . .