I found Peace tonight. It was there all along. I just needed to venture out to find it.
In sub zero temps as I took the pup out for duty #8 of the evening, Peace met me.
After a long day back, moderating a dismal attended twitter chat, abandoning my aids in an effort to comfort the Tinnitus, and putting aside parental responsibilities, Peace met me.
I entered the glittery, shivering yard and there it was. Calm. No sounds to disrupt the message. Not a distant siren, roaring engine, not even a loan woof in the night air. Ignoring the icy breeze, I gazed out, my eyes lingering on all surrounding me. Our path, built on love. And there was Peace.
I met Peace tonight and my heart is calm. Come back tomorrow.
Perhaps I should explore more often, leaving my hearing aids aside.