I have been subdued of late. Work concern, life and yes mouse have only increased seemingly my silence. I do not put my life "out there" and not as comfortable telling all my innermost thoughts, the way mouse is. However, she has only been gone a few hours and already I miss her presence. Not only because of all the details she attends to, but for her smile, her laughter, the music she brings to my life.
I miss the noise of the house. The sound of the music playing in the morning hours and the television in the evening. The dog barking furiously at some unseen presence. The laments of a child asking for attention are all absent. I feel detached and disjointed without the lot of them.
I believe the needs of the many outweigh, oftentimes, the needs of the one.