American Bushman

"If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead, either write things worth reading or do things worth writing." —Benjamin Franklin

Monday, January 22, 2007

The silence

There I was in the darkness of a January night, thinking about the day, the weekend, and the week preceding it. I had been playing around with my new owl call to see just what sort of response I could get out of it.

Suddenly, there was an explosion of motion and noise and a flock of Canada Geese took off from the river directly behind my house. The honking, the flapping, and the splashing combined to make a massive sound when the rest of the world seemed to be asleep.

I don't know if it was my owl call that spooked them or something else but the silence, broken by the sound of the geese, was immediately returned to absolute silence.

It was nice.

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