“…The sound of silence. Background noises no longer there… painful spaces of time… Other sounds eventually fill the empty space…”
Other sounds do eventually fill the empty spaces that once filled a home that played the daily tune of “BEWARE OF THE DOG”… whether a big bark threat or not. He spoke openly about moving on after the loss of his cherished dog, Opus. They were emotionally difficult words to read (The Empty Nest
), having been there myself. Necessary words, however, if one is as Barney remarked, to embrace the present by saying “Life does and will go on.”
What happens, though, when the sound of silence becomes deafening? I’ve come to realize that possibly, just possibly, there is no sound better than dog-tag music… especially if your ears and heart yearn to fill the empty void two years in the making. It was just as Barney said, life really does go on. It just takes time and perhaps a wee bit of good fortune.
Was it a chance occurrence that I happened on to a canine rescue website; that happened to show a bonded pair who were no longer available; that prompted the question “What exactly are you looking for…?” It was asked. I answered. And then I heard, “We have just what you want!”
No longer a simple song that has broken the deafening silence of a mended heart, but dog-tag music…a symphony of sound once more.
I’ll be in touch…