Brontide (noun) - a low muffled sound like distant thunder


We've been having a lot of storms recently around where I live. Typically, they're not my favorite. I know that a lot of people really love storms, but I just can't seem to shake this ominous feeling that I get whenever I hear thunder start to roll in! As I was sitting in my hallway last night, where I made a little camp area out of blankets and pillows while sheets of lightning and roars of thunder surrounded my home, I thought (well, worried) what would happen if my power were to fail. I thought about the food in my refrigerator, the television shows I wouldn't be able to fall asleep to, the conversations I couldn't have with my online friends. And then, I thought about all of the things that I could do without electricity - I could read, draw, clean (although that one isn't the most fun, I could!), or just sit quietly and reflect. It's interesting to me to realize how much I think that I rely on technology, when really I don't. Sure, it's convenient and I spend a lot of my time using it, but I don't think that my life would be all that different without it. There are so many things in life that are fulfilling and worthwhile, from such a huge mix of categories, that I'm sure I could find a way to be happy no matter what my technological circumstance!

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