Our power is out. I’d love to say that this is a rare occurrence, but here in Tiny township, it happens with the slightest bit of rain. At least we’re used to it.
We have an obscene amount of candles lit around the house and I’ve been using my phone to provide Internet to my laptop, but now the laptop has died. Thank god for iPhones.
But this leads me to the troubling issue that has popped into my head. When did so many of us (I can only assume/hope it’s not just me) become so reliant on the need to be connected? Yes of course I understand the whole Maslows and all that, but at the more basic level, the need to always be connected to everything outside of the house.
I’ve started a really great book, The Night Circus by Erin Moregenstern, and I should be content to curl up and read that via candle light…at least my last tweet said I would…and my former self in my pre-cell phone days gladly would have. And yet I’m craving my Facebook, twitter and emails.
I think it’s going to have to be a personal goal to start spending my of my personal time disconnected from all electronics and getting back to the basics.
On that note its time to go read, but to be honest, ideally our damn power wouldn’t go out so often.
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