those who forget the past …
Posted by adiamondinsunlight on November 7, 2007
will be condemned to stumble around in the dark, groping for a flashlight, box of matches or mobile phone to light their way to the fusebox.
Tonight I was forgetful.
I like to make tea.
I like to wash my clothes.
I like to run my refrigerator.
And I like to shower.
In my former homes (Iowa, New York, Damascus, Paris), doing all these at the same time was perfectly feasible.In Beirut, I can do any two of the above: wash clothes and run the refrigerator, run the refrigerator and the water heater, run the water heater and make tea, etc.
When I try to do more than two, I usually end up as I did tonight: stubbing my toe and grazing my elbow as I struggled to find an alternative source of light.
Just call me a slow learner … !