The Soft Silence of the Park
I like coming in early to Queen's Park, especially when I know I'm going to have a busy day ahead of me.
The hallways are emptier than when proceedings in the legislature start, the only sounds you hear are the ding of elevators and the pouring of coffee in the downstairs cafeteria. It's easy to read a few things and set your office up when you know you don't have to keep watching the clock for when the next news conference or when question period will start.
Above all, the insanity that makes up a busy day can be cast aside for just a little bit.
In a way, it's like waking up early on the weekend to drink coffee and read as the sun comes up. You know you'll have a lot to do later in the day but that's your moment of solace.
As I type this, I wait for the first knock on the 1010 office door. Someone will hand me something, speak to me about what's ahead or attempt to spin me.
Until then, I will just enjoy the silence.