Appreciating past achievements

We were without power for over 24 hours and while I have been without power before and for longer before, I don’t think I thought much about what it must have been like in the past when there wasn’t electricity.  I went to bed at 8:00 last night because I just didn’t want to read anymore.  I figured I might as well get the best night’s sleep I’ve had in many many moons.

But as I lay in bed with a candle burning in the bathroom instead of my night light, I thought about all the art and music and writing and inventiveness that happened 200 years and more ago and despite many hours of darkness.  I am amazed and thankful – for those early risers and all their efforts over days of daylight for whole lifetimes.

 

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