For the last month, the house has been full of teenagers, kids, and young adults. But the college kids have gone back to campus, the younger kids are back in school, and spring semester has begun. Yesterday, I had a busy day, teaching classes, meeting students, and talking to advisees.
Today I worked at home. As I sat at the table with my laptop, silence settled comfortably around me. No one at the piano, no one at the drums, no one playing the guitar. The living room looked empty without the cluster of bodies and laptops. I could hear the cat on the couch purring. When a gust of wind blew snow across the backyard, faint music came from the wind chimes that hang near the back door