not enough darkness
in all the world
to put out the light
of even one small candle”
- Robert Alden
with no outside light, no inside light, no backlight from appliances, no glowing anything of any kind.
When the sun goes down, the black covers everything, inside and out.
Good thing I have some candles during our post-Sandy power outage.
Usually I think of myself as an incense person. I tell people, "Don't buy me candles. Buy me incense!"
Now I'm grateful that some folks didn't listen and bought me candles anyway.
It's amazing how one small votive candle can light up a whole room. It's a dim light, but once your eyes have adjusted to the deep dark, all it takes is one small flickery flame to illuminate a room.
And if you have tall taper candles, you can get a game of Scrabble going!
My friends came over to check on my last night and make me food.
We played Scrabble and ate.
We were tired earlier than usual.
Without all the electronic interference, out bodies wanted sleep much earlier in the evening than if we had watched Dexter and Walking Dead like we usually do.
All this cold, darkness is making me grateful for the little things like heat, hot water, internet, phone service, and clear roadways.
My apartment is so cold right now.
Good thing I have the oven at least to cut the chill.
I'm at my ladyfriends' house blogging at their kitchen table. We're nibbling happily on Rubin-approved foods in their warm kitchen with lights, Wifi, heat, and Abundance oil wafting out of the diffuser and TV chirping from the living room.
This morning, I took my Qi Gong lesson at my instructor's house. Also no heat or electricity BUT...and everyone loves a big BUTT...
we generated heat with our Qi.
That warmed us up.
We made a nice, big singular Qi ball together,
sent it back into the earth,
and did nifty side kicks;
one called Tiger Tail
and one he called something something Bruce Lee pivot kick something or other.
I can't wait to practice it when I get home.
Nothing like Kung Fu by candlelight.
It'll help keep me warm.