First day of school.
I'm sitting in the living room.
No television, music, kids, or spouse.
No, "Mom!" "ma" "momma" "mommy" "mother".
No, "Blah, blah, blah, Craigslist motorcycle tractor truck acreage, blah blah blah...."
I'm sitting here in silence, a slow line of drool easing from the corner of my mouth.
Tears silently rolling down my cheeks.
First day of school. Freedom.