….avalanches are caused by external stress….. events are not random or spontaneous events. Small avalanches sometimes trigger much larger avalanches…a small avalanche may apply significant overburden pressure disturbing deeper weaknesses, and a larger avalanche may form as a result.” Wikipedia

Some believe he went mad, he snapped. Of course he did not. He thought about it, he intended it, he executed his plan. It gathered under the surface, amidst an eerie calm;  a mass of instability, waiting for a whisper to send it crashing down, leaving in its wake unmistakable destruction.

Today I have only quietness.


But know this, I will not remain quiet. I will not be silenced despite his best efforts. I will tell my truth to anyone and everyone in an effort to spare someone else, to protect children from the scars of  trauma when one parent chooses (lethal) violence against another.

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. John 14:27


About Lisette d. Johnson

Murder-Suicide Survivor, Mom, Writer, Speaker, Serial Volunteer in the Intimate Partner Violence and Sexual Assault Arena, Entrepreneur, &amp Friend. I survived, my kids survived, and I am here to tell the story.
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1 Response to Quietude

  1. Me says:

    Yes. Give thanks to god for that!

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