Be Still

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Today a gentle snow falls. Large clusters of flakes tumble earthward, holding hands and dancing to a muted tune only they can hear.  It must be warmer today.  I put on my coat and take our little black cocker spaniel for a walk.

It is so quiet my crunchy footsteps resound irreverently across the snowy expanse. When I reach the hilltop, I stop.  He dog stops too.  A profound stillness envelops us.  I strain to hear something… anything.  There is nothing; not the rustle of crisp, brown oak leaves, not the cheerful call of the chickadees, not a whisper from the wind.   My whole world pays silent homage to God.  Cuddles looks at me, her head cocked inquisitively to one side.

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