I’ve traced my ancestry as far back as Paleolithic cavemen and rural West Virginians. Yet I never understood their rough subsistence—not fully—until my power went out.
So I didn’t have electricity. Big deal, right? We humans shape the world with the mere strength of our minds. For instance, climate change does not exist, so long as we refuse to acknowledge it. A little loss of electricity should hardly matter to such a superior being as I.
And it didn’t, for a half hour or so.