It is so rare to get even a few seconds of it, but when I do, it feels almost like the world stops, just for me.
Most days, my ears are ambushed by noise constantly, but this afternoon, just for a moment, it ceased.
I had curled up on the couch with a cup of tea, and briefly closed my eyes. Just as if it sensed what I needed, the universe stilled.
My son was playing with his little cars so quietly that I almost forgot he was there. There was no television or radio on, no cars going down the street, no neighbours maintaining their gardens. The wind stopped blowing the trees, the birds closed their beaks, and our little foster dog Meesha stopped scratching.
Not a sound.
When I opened my eyes, Meesha was sitting as still as I've ever seen her, just gazing out the front window. It was almost as if she knew that to move, would mean the end of the peace.
Meesha looked at me with as much disappointment as I felt, before scratching, shaking and trotting off into another room.
Glancing at the clock in the kitchen, I saw it was time for school pick up.
I stood and stretched, readying myself to continue with my day.
Do you manage to find quiet moments?