Friday, 19 September 2008

13 Hours +

Above is a picture of a Latvian lamp.I got it from the web
Starting last night our city was lashed by heavy rain and strong winds.Our electricity went off at 7am and we got it back at 8.30pm. Water was also cut off. Although the weather has cooled off quite a bit, we were worried about the electricity and water.
I threw away some food and tried to finish some vegetable which I didn 't want to waste. I was planning to make coffee with the left over milk and feed Sheeba a large bowl of her dog food (endangering her with a tummy turnover), but I don 't have to do that as we got our power back. Hope it stays on.
I found this nice poem by Dean Thorpe . A scene I am familiar with.

In the darkness by Dean Thorpe
Walking down the darkened hall, I hear a spooky sound Approach another corner, do I dare go round The darkness all around me, can barely see a thing What awaits me round the bend, what will the next turn bring I rush around the corner, and see a ghostly face I cannot see the details, my heart begins to race Feeling round I find a switch, I turn it on to see On the wall an old mirror, the face in it is me

10 Fertilize my soul:

Sita said...

God certainly equipped you for your trials with that wonderful sense of humour! Love the poem. Blessings, Amrita!

Felisol said...

Dear Amrita,
you have been blessed with intelligence and a sense of humor.
They are there helping you to carry your burdens.
I've got a lot to learn from you.
From Felisol

Calfkeeper said...

Glad your power is back on. You don't realize how much you depend on it until you don't have it.

I like the poem; I can relate to it as well.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

That's horrible to be without electricity for most of the day. I thank the Lord that nothing bad happened to all of you. Praise God. I love that old fashioned lamp. It's really an antique and quaint. The poem is really quite frightening but the ending was a relief. Sometimes we become afraid of the mysteries that lurks in the dark not knowing that we are afraid of our own image and shadows. Thanks for the great post. I pray that you will all be safe and protected by God's ministering angels. God bless you always.

K M F said...

hi Amrita,
you blog are excellent
nice photos

Unknown said...

This lamp is beautiful and your photo lovely.
I enjoyed the poem, too.
Thanks for your lovely comments on my photos.

Vicki said...

Hello dear Amrita...just stopping by to see how you're doing. It's hard to be without power and water...glad your power is back on. I could relate to the poem and smiled at the end. Praying for you and family always. {{hugs}}

Roo said...

xo love that lamp amrita. thinking about you.....

Joyfulsister said...

Aloha Amrita..
I glad to hear your power is on *smile*. Sometimes we don't realize how much we depend on electricity till it goes out. I stopped by to say hello and see how you are doing. You are such a blessing and have such a wonderful sense of humor despite it all that happens.

Hugz Lorie

Natalie said...

That lantern is beautiful.

i can't imagine going that long w/out electricity.