Power to ‘electronic babies’


If you had visited our home last night, you would have seen us busy with our electronic babies. We were told that there would be no power in our condominium today, and so more than anything else, our priority was to feed and nourish our electronic babies to help us survive our day.

By 9 pm, all our gadgets were connected intravenously to various chargers, and receiving that ‘much needed energy’ to overcome the state of powerlessness.

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Today dawned bright and clear. We rushed to finish as many chores as possible, and by 10 am there was a perceptible silence – all our appliances had taken off for the day. 

But it took so much getting used to. Light bulbs remained stoic when my hands tried to turn them on with the mere flick of a switch, the refrigerator was in a dark mood and the fans, for their part, enjoyed the natural breeze that blew-in through every open window.

Thanks to a few things that absolutely needed doing,  I had to walk up and down a few floors. At each floor, the view was different. I walked briskly up two floors and then slowed down and then some more. I was a huff-puffing mass when I got home.

The WiFi tree on my phone disappeared. The TV stared silently, throwing back only my own reflection.

Today, battery life was so precious. No extra surfing, no downloads. Everything could wait. 

I am sure we could teach ourselves to live without power; however life would be very different. 

When the power was finally restored, various devices came back to life after a day’s break with musical beeps, the WiFi tree on my phone was in full bloom and the refrigerator deigned to smile. And thankfully, the elevators had come back to life!

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16 Responses to Power to ‘electronic babies’

  1. We are practically prisoners to our technology, at least to electricity. 😉 Glad you guys are ‘back on line.’

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  2. katelon says:

    How did you keep your food fresh?

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  3. Beautifully explained.
    All these require their amount of food daily.

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  4. Ha, ha! Never mind the devices! We need the elevators!

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  5. Sastha says:

    I like the silence that comes along with powercuts… bliss! 🙂 Again, you have beautifully expressed the situation!

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  6. Nicely written! 🙂

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  7. Sometimes peace is good too 🙂
    I went inside to cook here and then all electricity went to rescue mode, so the fridge worked, but not my oven hmmmm. After an hour I was lucky to get it back, so I could get my dinner after working in the garden.
    I have lived without electricity here in Spain and yes, a very different life.

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