Silence of the night

It is late in the evening.

Suddenly I am aware of the silence that has taken over.

Very typical night here at home. I hear some dog howling far away. Background noise is mix of sounds from Cicadas and crickets. Few occasional croaking of frogs from the paddy fields in front.

Raju, the neighbourhood dog is waiting patiently for me to feed him some biscuits.

If I listen carefully I can hear the wall clock making tick tick sound. When I pay attention to it, I hear many other strange noises too.I don't know which insects are making such sounds.

I hear no other sounds.

I've grown fond of this silence. It is calming, strengthening. Silence sounds very permanent.