Two days ago I announced that I was not going to continue with my Sad Song Series. The muses have decided that I am not done yet. Before abandoning the project, I had been thinking about the sounds of loneliness. I really enjoy the sound of peace and quiet. But there is a fine line between solitude and loneliness. My step-mom had taken care of her brother for years. Petey was Down Syndrome and required a lot of extra care. Petey died last week and he left behind a void. I was thinking of the grief that exists in the silence he left behind. I wake up in the night and it’s so quiet Listening for that snore What I wouldn’t give to hear you breathing Nothing sounds like the silence Hello darkness, hello my old friend I’m talking to myself again Reciting all my prayers, I need some noise Nothing sounds like the silence These words are better with the music. If it is to become a real song, it will need at least one more verse. Any ideas?