Sunday, November 13, 2005
Walking Around Campus During a Power Outage
The lights go out
There’s no lightening-maybe it will come back on in a few minutes.
The lights are still off.
I guess we’re in this for the long haul.
I turn off my laptop, and get out the flashlight.
I pace around my room, looking for something to do.
No TV, no Internet, no video games, and I can’t even read effectively.
I glance out the window.
The stars do look beautiful, being unobscured by artificial light.
I think I’ll go have a closer look.
I put on a sweatshirt, shoes, and my coat.
I walk around-
Campus seems like a ghost town.
I look at the sky-
There are so many more stars-
For the first time, I can make out Orion’s Belt.
And the crowning glory-
A quarter moon
It looks so beautiful.
Large, round, orange.
The bright stars; the brilliant moon-
Why can I not be happy with this?