Stop the world, I want to get off!

Well you know how I said how hard it was to live without internet access for a while….well we went electricity free for 36 hours thanks to a burnt out single phase fuse box……

So picture this, dark house illuminated with the flickering flames of candlelight, a sick child, and no power……

Harking back to the dim dark ages, this was a time when a good sense of humour, a ready supply of tissues and some warm hugs, kept us going. (Not that any of that helped the food that became inedible during this time….). But it did make us appreciate how much we take the simple tricks of turning on a light to read, or to heat up your food.

During the long cold night, as I nursed my child, I realised that I was reliving a scene that was happening around the world, Mothers caring for sick children by candlelight, where access to power and medicine is limited. We live a comfortable life in the first world, where access to clean water, electricity and medicine is not hampered by war, strife, natural disaster. I wonder how many of us stop and give thanks for these modern conveniences?

I know I do, each and every day now!


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4 thoughts on “Stop the world, I want to get off!

  1. charliekillorn April 16, 2014 at 6:53 pm Reply

    We are so spoiled in the western world

    • spicejac April 16, 2014 at 7:03 pm Reply

      I think so too. When you look at how hard the rest of the world has it……

  2. Henrietta April 18, 2014 at 7:49 pm Reply

    When we lived in a self build cabin in the woods we had no electricity for months….it was hard, but also liberating. we felt much closer to ourselves and to the woods. Calmer too, its not so easy getting stressed by candlelight.

    • spicejac April 21, 2014 at 12:08 pm Reply

      I think you’re right about the stress and candelight – you can’t hold onto it, as the light is soft and flickering, and takes you away from all the stress and strains….

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