Hello Darkness

Last night TheWeeOne and I went to a movie. We didn’t speak on the way home – it was late.

Pulling into the driveway, the engine stopped, and we rested briefly in the quiet. My ears hissed and echoed the freeway speeds like a small shell on the beach.

I said,

It’s so quiet here

She nodded and I filled the space again.

But, I guess I hear like, a hissing noise in my ears.

She gestured with her chin out the window wordlessly, paused for effect, and said

Silence has lots of sounds.