It's nice to be in the stillness of the apartment. Cars pulling out of driveways, gates opening and closing, the whoosh of a car blazing past. It's as if we're all alone inside. Separate. Isolated from the world that continues to go on. I love afternoons like today. Watching the sun set slowly through the windows. The silence makes it feel calm. A deepening silence. The kind that make the smallest moments change the attitude of the day. No matter what happened before, right now, everything is moving and working in complete harmony. Connected effortlessly. Balanced. Just silence. Just stillness. Where our thoughts are a voice we can hear. I breathe deeply as I close my eyes and suspend myself in the stillness. Allowing it to engulf my every molecule. I slip into the stillness, break through, and when I open my eyes, I am changed. I am new again.