Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Power-less

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Just when I thought I had nothing to write about, life happens. We have another snow day...or should I say, ice day. 

I'd woken up early, walked Bella, eaten breakfast and I was just about to sit down to write when the power went out. I waited and it flickered for a moment and then again it was out. It's unusual for my neighborhood to lose power. I looked out the window and saw that everyone had lost power, even the stores and restaurants near me. 
Bella was scared. She refused to leave my side. She was shaking so much. I wonder what spooked her. I remained calm, which isn't like me. After lots of comforting and petting, we  found our way upstairs to the writing room. There a candle and the twinkly tree provided some light for writing. 
The power came on. It took about an hour. I loved the silence. I loved how it knocked me out of my routine. I loved the opportunity to comfort Bella and I loved the uninterrupted time to write. 
Just when you think, "There's nothing to write about!" life comes along and provides. A writer must be looking for those opportunities. 

16 comments:

  1. You definitely live like a writer!! Enjoy the rainy "snow day". I am!!
    And I look forward to spring and a chance to meet up in person soon.
    Your friend 2 counties over in Arlington!

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  2. There you go, Michelle! Living like a writer provides many opportunities to write.

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  3. I hope you continue to have power the rest of the day. It does set a quiet tone, but I can only endure it for a short time. In our worst ice storm ever, we were without power for an entire week. 😖

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  4. Love the pic of your writing space with candle and twinkly lights! My favorite "out of power" memory was years ago when the kids and I played a board game on the bed by flashlight.

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  5. The power break turned out to be inspirational. Instead of panicking you took advantage of it. The candle light writing space looks inviting.

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  6. Oh, poor Bella! I'm sorry she got so spooked. I hope your power comes back on sooner rather than later. (Our lights flickered this morning, but that was it. Whew!)

    It's funny how something can just happen like this and spark a slice. I'd love to feature this in one of my March SOLSC "Be Inspired" posts. May I? If so, please shoot me an email (once your power is back on) to let me know if that'd be okay with you. THANKS!

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  7. Poor Bella! Rosie does the same thing when the power goes out. They must have a sense for that. :)

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  8. losing power sounds awesome - we're always so connected with tech (which I LOVE) but it's nice to be alone with just our pup, and a pen and notebook. Yep, life is awesome like that, providing exactly what we need! :-)

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  9. I love the image of your writing room. Sometimes it's nice to have an interruption in our routine to slow us down and give us inspiration.

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  10. I am embarrassed to admit this, but I think I could survive living in the times of no electricity. Books, paper, and pencil require no electricity! Glad you enjoyed your "powerlessness."

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  11. Poor Bella! Glad your power wasn't off too long. It's is so true that a story can present itself out of nowhere.

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  12. I'm glad you got the power back! Wow, what a winter you've had! Ours has been so mild. Take care!

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  13. I saw your notes on FB & then was busy with Ingrid today, so never saw anything again. An hour of quiet sounds very nice. Sorry Bella felt it differently. Dogs are so sensitive. And glad you are okay. Your setting with candle & tree is so nice.

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  14. A unexpected gift! One never knows. Glad Bella had you and you had your notebook!

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  15. Michelle, It is wonderful to read about being power-less and filling your time powerfully. Happy slicing.

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