Tuesday, November 10, 2009


Was showering tonight & the electricity cut out. Suddenly it's pitchblackdark and I'm standing beneath a stream of hot water, unable to move. There was nothing to do -- I certainly couldn't get out, I'd have slipped and killed myself. So I stayed. There is something infinitely relaxing about standing beneath hot-hot-hot water in total darkness, feeling it run down your face and through your hair.

It didn't take long for the guards to start the generator up. Familiar buzzing. I shut off the water, climbed out of the tub, toweled off, and thought about what it means to have hot running water, a generator, an indoor toilet, and so much space to myself.