It has only been a month

It has been a month and I miss the sound of rain pouring over our roof, the smell of dew on a bright and cool morning.

I miss the sound of church bells ringing at 6 in the morning to call on its parishoners.

I miss the cool gusts of wind that makes me close my eyes and feel every cool touch caress my face, hugging me on a particularly warm day.

I miss cold and misty dawns where I hug my arms to protect them from the cold.

I miss the dark and heavy clouds, forming adorable shapes on a blue canvas.

I miss the sound of water falling off a cliff, rushing through the river and into the sea.

I miss the beautiful lights that dance across a dark sky, warning me of the possible pouring of rain.

I miss the sound of dogs barking, howling, growling and even purring.

I miss the sound of cocks crowing at dawn–or just about any time of the day, echoing each other.

I miss the sound of children’s laughter as they play little games on sidewalks or on empty streets.

I miss all these and it has only been a month.

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