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Finally seeing the light

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And without the constant hum of the air conditioner, the computer and the dishwasher, the traffic and that prevailing ambient noise common to all big cities, there was a strange quietness about the city too.

Most people took advantage of it, savouring in the peace of the blackout and relishing in the simplicity of it all, knowing that life as they knew it with all the gadgets and toys and appliances would be back soon and things would get back to normal.

But the way we use and abuse power is not really "normal" in comparison to other countries and other cultures.

Maybe with a little more thought, we could conserve energy on a regular basis, not just when we’re in the midst of a power crisis.

And maybe if we turn the TV off more often, we’ll have more time to talk to one another and occasionally go for a walk and look up at the stars.

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