A child’s laugh fills the room,
fills our hearts.
Full of energy, full of adventure,
full of life.
In a split second, that voice, that laugh is gone.
Life is fragile.
The silence is maddening,
filling our hearts with despair.
Pulling us into darkness.
A child’s laugh pierces the silence,
pulls us back to the light.
Reminds us of love.
In that laugh is all that was lost,
and all that still is.