I couldn’t help but laugh at the first couple months of 2017. When reflecting on 2016, and looking forward to a clean, fresh year, I said (several times), “The next year is going to be so quiet, relaxed and fun.” While it has been, and will hopefully be, fun I would not use quiet nor relaxed to describe the beginning of this year.
I was sitting at my desk in the library and realized that silence had become a foreign language. It was during the last 30 minutes before closing and there were only a few patrons scurrying around picking up last minute items. It was completely and utterly silent, a sound that felt new and welcomed to my ears.