I spent five days without power. Simple definition in my American Heritage item number 8 – Electricity. Startling what the absence of this power can do in our daily life. Picture this- me-carrying buckets of brook water into the house reminiscent of a long ago frontier woman. Heavy sweaters, gloves, hats, flashlights, wood stove cranking (not to mention hauling in the fuel for that) all very humbling. Yes, I was inconvenienced but I wasn’t suffering. Dark at 6pm I had my Kindle going or I found myself at the local Starbucks with other inconvenienced folk checking email. The power returned on Friday night-I asked the big P if he had a good holiday-told him I missed him just a little.
Power has another definition-eleven all together in my dictionary. Number one is the ability or capacity to perform or act effectively and number four is the ability or official capacity to exercise control; authority. On this side of a national election we must become bipartisan even if it sticks in an unmentionable place. As a country that stands on a platform of freedom we must remember our constitution and respect elected leaders. At the same time we are in a country of the people-where the people have the power and the elected officials work for us-not the reverse.
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