Tuesday, July 20, 2010

When The Power Goes Out

Lighting Strike Photo by Gene Moore

I don’t need to remind you about the heat waves that we have been having lately, one right after another and each one setting new records. Recently during one of those heat waves we lost power for eight hours, one minute I was in the cool and comfort of AC to being trust into the heat with sweat dripping from my forehead and lamenting when will the power come back on.

As I sat in my lawn chair outside I watched as my neighbors came drifting out of their homes seeking relief from the heat inside. I received the hello and how have you been doing, a nod of the head to acknowledge my presence and some started chatting up a storm (no pun intended) with me. When the power goes out we find ourselves all waiting for the same thing we now have a common bond and begin communicating with one another like we never have before. Interesting how that is when the power goes out. Well, the power is back on (yeah!) and one by one we turn on our heels without even a mere good-by to resume our own lives …funny how that is when the power comes back on. Perhaps, just perhaps we could entertain the thought of reaching out to one another a little more.

I believe the meteorologist said that this week would be our fifth summer heat wave or did he say it would be our sixth heat wave? ...Well whichever it is get ready to say hello to your neighbors! And I mean really say hello…!


Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. St Matthew 22:39

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