Listening is something I always thought I was good at doing. People often share themselves with me. By that I mean their thoughts and feelings on things important to them. I thought that was listening. Then I began to listen to the sounds of total darkness. Like crystal laden drops of unseen water they splash unseen through space. Formations of them left behind in the dark. It's there that I hope to learn how to listen a bit more keenly. It's not easy trying to be present in the moment at all times. Those moments of stillness and feeling connected happen sometimes, and that is when I realize I've "listened" to myself in order to get there.