Vague thoughts racing through my mind as the aspen leaves twinkle in the wind. Silence A love that conquers hate, justice that rises above greed, joy that is triumphant over sadness. Silence Tragedy, suffering, pain, betrayal, lamentations, that descend and are hurled about by the waves of a turbulent sea. Silence Syrian children scurrying about like hamster in a hamster cage as their numbers decline due to deliberate elimination by humans. Silence Children are in cages, children are in cages, children are in cages, children are in cages. Silence Aids, plagues, pandemics, holocausts, xenophobia, these too are life. Silence The dark is where God does most of God's best work.