All is quiet now.
No words to express
the actual feeling of peace and calm
now that the storm has come and gone.
This time passes,
and another challenge will surely arise,
this is the nature of things.
But for now,
I listen to the sweet music of silence,
the quiet in the house when everyone is asleep,
and I think,
Yes, this is the most perfect of all birthday presents–
a moment to remember who I am,