For the first time in 7 years, I’m in my house completely alone for several days. I wouldn’t say the silence is deafening, since
a.) that’s a stupid cliche I’ve never understood anyway,
b.) I can still hear our refrigerator hum, so
c.) clearly, my hearing is still fine!
But it definitely feels as if I’ve driven home drunk and entered the wrong residence when I’m inside of my house.
I had to get away for 3 hours and watched the new “Batman” today. I’ll probably spend way more time than I typically do in the office during the rest of this week and then punctuate each day with appearances at some of the wonderful bars and restaurants I’ve neglected the past few months, so I don’t have to see and hear this:
Deafening, isn’t it?