Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Electricity is good. So is unplugging for a while

So the world is powered again. I have cable (Yay! Three hours of Boston Legal tonight thanks to Ion tv!). I have internet! (Yay I can write on the internet about how I have the internet back!) I have lights, I have hot food and most importantly, I have coffee.

It does a body good sometimes to unplug and listen to the quiet. To see the dark outside without spotlights and streetlights and flashing lights. To read quietly and slowly by candlelight, hearing only the tiny snuffs of a sleeping kitten. To slow down, stay home, safe and warm.

Then, when the power returns, it's great to rev back up!


Anonymous said...

Didnt lose power up here despite much snow issues.

Hope all is well.


Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

It was a long 48 hours, but nice to connect with our "Little House on the Prairie side." Lots of card playing, book reading, marshmellow roasting, and a lot of shivering.
I always enjoy a quick stop over here. :)

Elizabeth Prata said...

thanks a bunch Cathy for stopping by. I was feeling empathy for the families with young children. But in thinking about it further, it must have been nice for families with teens who could not recharge their cell phones to remove them from their ears and thumbs, and participate in family stuff for a while!

I drove around in the snow, being used to it from Maine and also having 4WD, to elderly friends and make sure they were warm and had candles and water.