Samara O'Shea

The Blessings of a Blackout

Due to a short yet powerful thunderstorm yesterday afternoon, we had an extended blackout. A power outage is one of those things that seems unbearable at first, but after the initial inconvenience fades can be very pleasant. Last night I:

– Showered by candlelight

– Read by candlelight

– Wrote by hand lit by candlelight

– Savored the silence

– Sent a good girlfriend a text message asking if she could catch up (via phone conversation). She was unable but we made a date to talk tonight.

The power was back on before I went to bed. I hope it goes out again soon . . .