Everyone should carefully observe which way
his heart draws him, and then choose that way with all his strength.
It's very quiet here this morning. The Brothers and The Husband left for New York City yesterday afternoon, and this morning when I woke up next to Sophie, I imagined the house breathing more quietly, the air less electric or fraught with energy. I thought it was one hour later than it actually was, and as I busied myself in the kitchen, preparing Sophie's breakfast and lunch, my coffee, I felt the day encroaching, a bit of dread, the empty house, the bills to be paid, how will we do it, and I walked down the hallway and saw that Sophie was still sleeping, curled on her bed, and as I tucked the blanket around her and smoothed her hair, I was enveloped in her peace and so I chose that.