You smile expectantly at me, but the silence is as awkward as a blindfolded giraffe figure skating. “Uh… wow…” I stammer. “Thanks?” I don’t really know what to say because what you’ve told me makes me uncomfortable, like an itchy tag in a shirt or when you have to sit in a child-sized chair for … Read more
A sumptuously thick chenille scarf of silence wraps my head as the light fades and night settles on the mountain. The blanketing snow will come soon, shrinking my simple world. I welcome the stillness one glowing candle at a time.