"Not being able to govern events, I govern myself."
~ Michel de Montaigne ~
There is unexpected comfort in the background sounds of our lives when our minds are quiet enough to notice them: water running, the tearing of paper towels, the opening and closing of drawers and doors, the turning of container caps, the tick of a wall clock, our breath. Life is full of blessings if we will only listen, and look, and stop surfing the waves of our mind noise.
The sounds of life happening empty and fill the silence that surrounds me.