I walked out the front door this morning; it was a few minutes after five. Instantly, the force struck me. It was absolute, complete and total silence. So quiet, it was actually deafening. It was incredible.
Never before. . . ever. . .have I experienced silence like this? It was almost like a scene from a science fiction movie. That’s it. . .it was eerie.
There was nothing. No distant hum of traffic, no birds, no wind, nothing. It was magnificence and a little scary.
This is the city, for God’s sake, I thought. There has to be noise. Any noise. Some noise. There was none.
Even though it’s a Saturday morning, it can’t be this quiet, I thought.
I’d been in the desert, hundreds of miles from any town, any human and still, there had been noise.
I’d been alone 10,000 feet high in the mountains on the great continental divide, and still there was noise.
Now, in my front yard, in the clear cool dawn nothing.
I looked up and was instantly humbled.
The heavens were crystal clear and filled with tens of millions of lights. . . souls that had walked this way before, souls who wait to walk this way once more.
I stood there in absolute awe, for this was one of the rarest moments of life. You could feel the power, the energy of the stillness, of the total silence. So thick it was almost suffocating. It was incredible.
I stood there for five minutes—- I swear, five minute in the darkness—- in awe.
There is no doubt in my mind that this kind of energy could never be created by mere man. I felt faith.
I looked to the west and saw the Big Dipper. I looked to the north and thought, it’s always darkest before the dawn. I turned to the east and saw a promise, a soft pink glow on the horizon. I felt hope.
Suddenly, in the distance, softy, ever so softy, I heard; “coo coo coo “ and though I could not see it, I knew it was a beautiful morning dove.
The bird of peace, I thought as I walked to the house. What a wonderful gift to start the day.
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