A while back, there was a power outage at my parents’. I wasn’t prepared for it so I hadn’t charged my phone or laptop. What I really wasn’t prepared for though, were my own feelings about the loss of electricity. I was expecting to feel less comfortable without warm water, television, and internet. I was not expecting the mild panic that hit me as the power went out.
It hit me just how much my life is controlled by electricity. Don’t get me wrong, I think it’s an amazing thing to have and I love the comforts it offers me. It was just a really big slap in the face to realise I felt lost for a moment, wandering around not knowing what to do. I have been playing with a certain thought for a while, and this realisation has driven me to actually give it a go. I’m going to introduce blackout night into my life.
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