The power went out tonight. Tonight was special. Call it a brief peek into heaven. A few moments of pure simplicity. You know what I mean, when all you have to think about is your little family around you, snuggling to stay warm, giggles, whispers, calm...peace. We went around the room, lit only by a fire, taking turns, telling stories, listening to Grandma talk about her run-in with a porcupine, and Grandpa getting kicked by a horse, only to have a 2nd grade classmate of his ask, "Billy, did you die?". Lincoln told of his getting kicked in the eye by a cow, then a squirrel threw poison in his mouth, and the cow gave him a drink, so he didn't die! It was priceless. We loved, loved, loved eachother tonight. The love was in our peace, our whispers, our listening.