Monday, January 25, 2010

Blackout

Perfect blackout. Laptop battery dead, mobile soon flat. Not a light on in the entire town. The last of the awful, noisy generators died a while ago.
Pouring rain.
An insect snaps, crackles and pops in its last flame.
Pouring rain.
Perfect peace.
When last did I go to sleep in perfect peace, quiet and absolute darkness?
The worst, rowdiest storm of the summer took out the electricity at about 15hOO.
Karneels, a well-known but not respected nor loved stray cat noisily marks his territory outside, despite the rain. It's no use chucking a bucket of water over him tonight.

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1 comment:

Todd said...

Great Blog here Charles, I've bookmarked it.