|Helen Masacz - Empty Bed / How Can You Sleep At Night. Oil on Board|
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
I wake in the night. Cricket song fills the air, so expansive I can barely hear the hum of the fan at the foot of the bed as I lay beneath the thin summer sheet. I listen awhile and then realize I am thanking God for such a moment, and all the graces this has stirred within me. Thus occupied, thoughts flow easily in gratitude until I am overcome. And then I hear it...silence. The crickets have quit their song. I hear the hum of the fan at the foot of the bed as I lay beneath the thin summer sheet. I hear my husbands steady breathing. I roll over, settle in, and sleep.