Here we sit. Strangers. Citizens. Called together in common duty.
We are quiet, hearing only our own thoughts as they echo through our minds, lulled by the droning of the forced hot air coming from the radiator at the end of the room.
Men and women, young and old; ready to serve, to listen, to participate in the process if just a bit begrudgingly.
Waiting, wondering when will it be me, my turn to judge?
No one speaks. All lost in thought or book or music. It is quiet as we sit and wait together.