About an hour ago, the power went out in my neighborhood. It is now back on, but I learned a lot within that one hour of no electricity.
When it happened, I was right in the middle of a heated online video game. (blee boop bop) power goes out. At first I was really bummed, but then I
decided to make the most out of it. I step outside and spend some quality time with my dog and also take a look out at the gorgeous night sky. I
come back inside the house and decide to light some candles.
I brought one with me in my room, and I take the time to stare at it. Looking at a controlled little flame flicker back and forth sure can be
hypnotizing. It felt as if my pineal gland was being stimulated, and it made me think back to the old days of humans sitting around a campfire...
At one point, I decided to drip a little of hot wax on my arm because (supposedly) it can be sensual or romantic. It hurts, but I can see how hot wax
can get a little frisky...
Moving on, I continuted to watch the candle, as the wax slowly melted away. I hadn't been this entertained in a long time.
All of a sudden, the power comes back on, and I'm actually bummed out! I realized how quiet it had been without all the electricity now buzzing
throughout my house. It was a great hour of basically going back in time. I can see how reading a book by candlelight would be an awesome
I felt like sharing.
Do you have any thing to say about candles, or time away from electricity?
Edit to add: due to a member's great contribution, I decided to expand upon my thread a little bit more...
I truly did notice that when all the electricity was turned off in my home, I felt more at ease. i never noticed how loud electrical current are
until they were turned off. It was a HUGE difference.
I will add more to this later.
[edit on 10-8-2010 by SolarE-Souljah]