I had a productive “Monday”. After the long weekend, my TO-DO list was pretty large. But, it all got done and it felt good. It was a satisfying feeling while cooking dinner. We got the dishes done and I had just sat down to check email and write a blog, then “poof”….our power went out.
No rain, wind, or storms. But the entire area was out. (I knew I paid the power bill.) We found some flash lights, and lit a candle. It’s amazing how QUIET it truly is when the power is out. No buzz from power supplies, fan motors in the computers or the appliances.
I could hear acorns hitting the metal roof of my garden shed, and leaves skipping along the drive-way in the breeze. The quiet made me just sit in the darkness and listen. The symphony of crickets was constant and peaceful. I could hear my neighbor’s horse running in their pasture and an owl hooting in a different direction. I could hear a siren far away.
With no power, all the white noise of our everyday lives was gone. No blah, blah, blah, from the TV that is constantly on. No low hum from all the ceiling fans. Your eyes adjust to the darkness, and when you go outside it’s amazing how beautiful the night sky really is.
So for over two hours, I enjoyed the darkness – and the symphony of crickets. Then poof – the power was back. The kilowatts started flowing and the hums, motors, and white noise of our home was up and running again. My son emerges from his room and says “finally!”
Life is Good!