A quiet voice does not mean still thoughts. I have, like a little-neck clam, retracted into my shell. Here, I am able to foment new ideas and reflect on the vicissitudes of life. I have not abandoned my dear, loyal readers. Rather, I find myself making provisions for a long spiritual journey. One that I intend to scribe. I marvel at the tenacity that allowed me to write a blog every day for 365 days consecutively -- when now, my challenge is to write a paragraph. However, a lesson is revealed therein. Sometimes, change begins with small ripples that spread wide. A single paragraph is the first step in resetting my commitment to A New Dawn, returning to Whately Prep and delivering my words to you.