Friday, July 15, 2011
Ask Elnora--about being in the dark!!!!--Lenora Worth
Hello, precious people. Elnora apologizes for being so fashionably late. Got her days mixed up. (That bump on the head!!) We've had a strange week in Elnora-ville. The temperatures are over the top and it's miserably hot. No way to glisten, so we must go ahead and sweat! On Wednesday--and you can not make this stuff up--a mylar balloon floated into a power substation and wrapped itself around something very important and caused the power to go out to around 17,000 customers (before the night was over.) Of course, that meant no electricity or air conditioning. Elnora had to find a hand fan, quick. But after off and on power surges (and that was just from me!) the power went dark again that night. So we lit candles, which made the house smell lovely, and sat in the dark and the quiet. No television, no internet, just the dark and ourselves. And guess what? You can entertain yourself while sitting in the dark.
But this whole episode was interesting because on our way home from New York, my darling Big Daddy had booked us a romantic stop--at Mammoth Cave in Kentucky. A cave? For Elnora?? Cute man, but clueless sometimes. Where was the champagne and chocolate covered strawberries? Where was the orchestra and a slow waltz? It was a nice quaint place with lovely scenery, so Elnora forgave him and promised to enjoy!
Until we got to the cave. Elnora doesn't do dark, crammed places. And it was especially interesting when the nice Ranger dude turned out all the cave lights and let us "experience" complete darkness and silence. But I have to admit it wasn't so bad as long as I held Big Daddy's hand like a vice and tried really hard not to think about bats and ax murderers and dark crevices where one could fall forever.
So the question is? Why are we so afraid of the dark? And why does it sometimes seem that even when the lights are on and God is smiling down on us, we are still in the dark??? Let's discuss.