If you came by yesterday afternoon / evening, you may have noticed a slight difference in my blog...
Blatently copying Google's black appearance, I wanted to pass on information about Earth Hour to anyone stopping by, so I created a temporary page that would direct readers to the Earth Hour site.
Our own "Lights Out" began early at dinnertime, lighting our candles at 5:30 instead of waiting for 8:00. By 7:00 I was alone, so I turned off the TV and powered down the laptop too... which, for our house, is a rarity.
This Saturday night was eerily quiet as I enjoyed my "Time Traveler's Wife" novel by candlelight.
With an early Spring storm howling fiercely outside, it was surreal. At 8:30 I grabbed my brass candlestick to peek out the front and back windows; and happily most of the neighbors were dark too. I returned to my chair by the front window and continued reading as the wind buffetted the trees outside and heavy sleet pelted the windows.
Even the cats and dog found the atmosphere strange, not used to the dark quiet and the flickering of the numerous candles illuminating our dining and living rooms.
A few times I was forced from my reading to supervise all the open flames; with curious kitties, one must be on the lookout for singed whiskers or tails...
You know, I don't think I'll wait another whole year to do this again. Whenever possible, I'm turning off the lights, the TV and whatever else, to enjoy a nice quiet evening reading by candlelight.
As long as my feline housemates keep from lighting themselves, and the house on fire that is.
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