Moment of silence

April 22, 2013

They all fell silent then, eyes closed during that long minute before the bells pealed. The girl at the back of the room went somewhere deep inside herself to a place as purple as night, and the man by the window let the incoming sunbeams rest on his forearm. The tightly-woven carpet threads settled under their collective weight. Outside, the world hummed, low and mechanical. Outside, a recorded voice inside a passing bus announced the next stop.

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