Slice of Life Story Challenge March 10 - Empty Houses
I enter the house late in the afternoon. I am greeted by a warm and empty space. The air is heavy with the day’s heat. A slender stream of sunlight forces its way in between the blinds and motes flicker faintly in the narrow beam. The silence is everywhere. It has settled in every room, every corner, nook and cranny. All day long it has been building, unseen, but now I feel its presence crowding me. Everything is as we left it early this morning when we began our outbound journey into the working day. Every room hushed and undisturbed. The kitchen bench a clear landscape. I turn on the tap and fill the kettle and sound returns to our house. The silence evaporates and the house stirs to life yet again.