Wednesday, February 23, 2011



In the silence of our home, void of electricity, there is a soft hush.

The clock counts the seconds steadily with a tick, tick, tick.


The sounds of a battle at the Alamo is being played out on the kitchen counter. Artillery is launched in soft explosions and instructions are whispered to the troops.

At my feet spills a basketful of dollies, their accessories, and odds and ends.  My daughter snuggles up to my legs and whispers to her babies of plans for the day and words of endearment.

It seems the powerless hush has settled upon them.

It’s quiet.

It’s peaceful.

It’s a reprieve from the usual noise that fills our home. 

Dryer tumbling, feet running, words flowing, washer whiring, music murmuring.

Our home void of an excess of noise.

It’s wonderful.

And when the stove beeps letting us know our power has been restored. My daughter says, “AWWWW.  Why did the power have to come back on. I was having fun!”

Thankfully it did come back on many around us have been without power since Sunday.

But, the silence, for an afternoon was appreciated by us for its uniqueness and it calming hush!


***Written on an afternoon spent in a powerless hush!***


  1. We lost power two times last week because of high winds.
    I also welcomed the silence. It was REALLY quiet! We did finally start the generator so we could plug in the refrigerator. :)

  2. It is amazin' how quiet our homes become without the 'white' noise of electricity. The tickin' of the battery operated clocks do become quite magnified don't they!

    I can remember my kiddos thinkin' what fun it was to be without the power on. Maybe we all should be more childlike. Luckily I don't have to work at that too hard! Heeheehehe!!!

    God bless and enjoy your amenities sweetie!!!

  3. Thankful that it wasn't any longer, take care my friend!

  4. Yes, the quietness of the home without that noise. If only we could have running hot water I could live without it for days!(Gotta have that shower!)

  5. Shhh - I think I hear something.

    ((just the first thing that went through my head as I read your words about the power coming back on.)) ;)

  6. What a lovely post, from a great perspective. Love it.

  7. I'm always amazed at how quiet the house is as well when we have no power (which happens often here as it seems every storm seems to knock it out).
    Glad you got it back though!
    Have a great day

  8. How sweet! I know what you mean about the lovely really is tranquil. Makes you wonder if we really *need* the rush of modern life! I've felt a little disappointed when the power came on *too soon* as well. doesn't sound like that was the case with you! Sunday??? You were without power for the whole week??? Enjoy the warmth my friend.

    With Love,


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