Friday, June 04, 2004
POWERLESS. There are about 300,000 people in Fort Worth without power after two days. No, I do not mean political power, or economic power, or a person sense of empowerment, but electric juice running through the lines. We take it for granted, don't we. We assume the lights will always come on, the phone will work, the water will run, the toilets will flush, and the streets safe. When they are not, we feel inconvenienced, and even mad, but we assume also that it will come back on soon. That does not happen everywhere and we are blessed to live this way. One thing many of us overlook while complaining about politics and economics is, we live better than anyone else. I'm grateful. And I don't want to move.