So tonight at 8:30 my house will glow from the flickering of candles; the television will be dark and silent; computers will be turned off and hubby and I will sit in the dark to observe Earth Hour. Not really. It will be romantically dim with no distractions. I figure we can make like pioneers and amuse one another without technical intervention.
I may even pour a glass of cold wine - that would be fitting and celebratory. I enjoyed this hour last year. It was a jolt to realize just how much background noise we get from our electrical gadgets and much we depend on them for entertainment. I am looking forward to an hour without power and the peace - and romance- it will bring.