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A moment of peace before the world wakes

The house waits, quiet.

No alarm sounds to roust me, bleary-eyed and a little reluctant, out of bed. I wake to the Brittany spaniel-golden retriever puppy frantically scratching at her collar while sprawling across my legs. My little sister dozes in the next bed.In a minute, I’ll throw off the covers and see what I can find to start breakfast for the crew. These beautiful, creative, impassioned people make me so proud and so happy. But for one more minute, I’ll listen to the breath of this peaceful house and be thankful for the days and stories and jokes we share.

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Single With Scalpel is a Pediatric Otolaryngology fellow who tweets about life, humor, and medical education. She blogs here when 140 characters simply aren’t enough.

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