Wednesday, November 7, 2012
into the light
Our power was restored after 8 days and nights yesterday. I honestly felt like I was at a luxury hotel just being at home last night. There is so much we do in the modern world that one does not even think about it being special. The worst part of it was the cold because it got pretty darn cold in the house at night.
It really does make one thankful for all the little things you take for granted- blow drying your hair which normally seems like a pain, a working cappuccino maker, a toaster, a clock, being able to see in the dark....
At night I was knitting a shawl under blankets with candles next to me and a flashlight. There will be a few minor mistakes in it due to the lack of the light but, I will leave them to remind me of this later on when I might forget to be thankful for the small things. After all, we have so much and there were and are so many much worse off.