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!