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Thursday, March 19, 2009

Blues in the dark

Night can take a sudden turn. Suddenly, I find myself in the dark. TV – gone. Lights – gone. Computer – gone. Power outage. Within two minutes I was declaring to the darkness, “I’M BORED!” There was nothing left to do but write.

I have eight candles lit and still the glow is barely enough to illuminate the words on the page. I cranked up my hand-powered emergency radio and found a community radio station doing a Blues show. I have a bottle of red wine open and suddenly this evening has turned from the ordinary to the extraordinary. I have to say, it would be downright romantic if I weren’t alone. I realize all over again how the unexpected often leads to the most treasured of experiences. I realize that I’m happy as a clam! In fact, I’ll be disappointed if the lights come back on before I go to bed. My only worry is my alarm clock, which doesn’t have a battery back-up. Other than that, this if fun! It’s like camping but in a really big, comfy tent. My world has shrunk down to this one room that I can illuminate with my candles. Just me and the night. Of course, now that I’m done writing this I have no idea what I’m going to do next. Karaoke?

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4 comments:

leah said...

how grand! sounds like a delish time indeed.

Baroness Bijoutery said...

When my children were young and we had a power outage we would light lots of candles and play board games by candle light. The kids thought this was fun..and it was..

PurrPrints said...

What fun--when we lost power here I wasn't so upbeat about it, I must admit--first i got bored and then I got COLD. Of course, it was bitter winter outside then-hopefully it wasn't for you :)

Maryann said...

What a great attitude! You make it sound very enticing.