There is a certain ethereal tranquility that falls over the house once we unplug. I went to the front window to watch our neighbourhood fall into darkness, however it was apparent that they all didn't get the memo. But I am proud of our local restaurants that really get into the spirit of Earth Hour, advertising romantic candlelight dinners.
We need these reasons to come together and act as one race - united earthlings - and connect over that which we share. For one hour we focus on that which unites as opposed to that which divides us. And if nothing else, for one hour on a Saturday night, there is no background noise, no lights, and no barriers to romance.