As a child, I was very afraid of the dark, the noises lurking outside, and the monsters that could make their way inside my window. My parents tried their to calm my fears, keeping the t.v on, playing the radio, keeping the door open, nothing seemed to work. Weeks went by where I lied in an anxious state and didn't sleep. My mom came in, with a book in her hand, "Maisy the Mouse" hearing her soothing voice roll over each word gave my mind serenity. From then on, she read to me every night.