Waking from a dead sleep at about 4:30 hearing a cat scream twice. Thinking of my two cats curled up in chairs in our house. Wondering what could have made the cat outside scream like that? My first thought was wondering the bear? Listening for more clues, listen to the quiet. Wide a awake now, jolted from my deep sleep. Laying still, listening, seeing the red digital numbers in the dark 4:45 the windows open, I hear one bird start to chirp and right after the first bird started to chirp a floodgate of birds, all chirping at the same time. I’m wondering who is the first bird and how is that decision made? Once the one bird chirps it’s as if the other birds where just waiting to unleash, breaking the spell of quiet. How does that all work? What is the order of bird chirping? As I’m having these thoughts Navar says” Do you want me to make the birds stop chirping?” “sure” he gets up and closes the window. Silence. I say to him “You’re a genius that was brilliant.” As I think back to other Springs when I was less than amused at the sound of chirping birds in the wee hours, grabbing a pillow and holding it over my ears, all I needed to do was close the window? Seems funny now such a simple answer. Still wide awake listening, a car starts someone probably starting their day going to work maybe. Tired of watching my thoughts, deciding to get up and start the coffee, still listening to the noises, and realizing it was me starting my day, turning on the computer, typing on the keys, and watching the dawn awake. Still listening. Sitting in front of the window typing a post still listening to the quiet.