At sunset yesterday our power went out and it was like the whole world came to a halt. The omnipresent hum of our air filters went silent. The grinding of our DVR, working to capture us hours of distraction, went silent. The clocks went blank. The phone went dead. And best of all, the house grew dark in the absence of our energy efficient artificial lighting.
We lit candles and started a fire. We read books by flashlight. We sat still.
And then in an instant, the hum returned. Like magic. The microwave, the TV, the clocks, the computer, the lights. All common comforts I'm very happy and fortunate to have. But it was great to not have them as well...