When children are playing in another room,
every parent knows
the rare sound of total silence
means something very wrong
or something very wonderful
is happening.
When I peeked around the corner
to discover one or the other yesterday,
this is what I found.

I so wish I could see into that little mind of yours,
capture the big thoughts
and quiet questions
whirling around inside
your head and heart.
I just know it’s gorgeous in there.