Friday, September 15, 2017

Comparative Silence

As of this morning I still don’t have landline phone, internet, or cable TV at home.  And I really don’t miss it all that much.  While the power was out I read several books, including “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” and an unauthorized biography of Broadway producer David Merrick, who was basically Donald Trump without the charm.  When the sun set, I went to bed.

Now the I have power, I got some writing done last night and watched some episodes of “The West Wing” on DVD on my computer.  But being without the electronic links — or leashes — to the outside world has its advantages, and while I’d like them back sometime soon, it’s not like I’m dying for a fix.  I have a lot more books I can read for the first time and I can enjoy, as Lawrence and Lee noted in “Inherit the Wind,” the charm of distance.