Dark Nights

Remember power outages when you were young?
Your mom was running to the kitchen to grab the last piece of candle from your forgotten birthday cake. It was enough to slightly light up the room and track down the curtains or your scared to death dog.
You didn’t know what to do with yourself tossed into the quiet darkness of the moment. You, and hundreds of your fellow neighbors… When you finally gave up wondering how to survive without TV the whole family was sitting together, surrounded and resigned.
After few minutes you could hear your heart bit and became aware of yourself, after half an hour you were engaged talking to your father about your day at school, an hour later all of you were taking sweet family nap with no regrets.
Power surges happens here very often and no one knows when the island will fix all defectives wires. It just happens so the moon can shine in his glory. And it shines! Nobody cries after TV because nobody has one. There is no search for piece of candle because the fire is already burning. There is only the same “aaaaaawwwwwww” every time the power gets back.
We all love the light.
But there is nothing better than moonlight among the palm trees and stars.

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