I don’t know what to say.
I can’t believe I’m sitting in front of a computer, with electricity, and softly stroking my keyboard. ~sigh~ Like old times.
But my power isn’t on yet. I came in to work with my sons to charge my cell phone and enjoy the a/c and computer. School hasn’t opened back up yet and it’s been more than a week since the storm hit.
Things are returning to normal though. It’s nothing like it was the first few days after the storm. Those were very scary and frustrating days. It’s just that 22% of Miami-Dade county doesn’t have power restored yet and I’m one of them. Every night I light my six candles and sit in the dark. I sit and stare and pray that the phone will ring so that I will have SOME form of social interaction. ~sigh~
Have you ever had to do that? Just had hours and HOURS to sit and think with nothing else. EVERY DAY FOR A WEEK. No distractions. You’re FORCED to let your mind go. And my mind went all over the place- places I really didn’t want to go.
Every night for the past week, I sat alone in the dark and thought and thought and rethought and rehashed old times and recreated new hopes and new dreams and new fantasies.
Left alone to allow your mind to roam, where would you be? Without the constant distraction of technology what would you do?
I’ve written a thousand stories in my mind. I’ve made a thousand promises to myself. I’ve come to accept some things that I had never given myself an opportunity to explore.
Child please! This has truly been an adventure. One that I NEVER want to experience again.
But hey…this is Miami.
Every year we all take the same risks and we survive.
Now you KNOW I’ve got a million stories to tell. As soon as I get power I’ll be back.
Until then…enjoy the luxury of electricity cuz some of us can’t.