An enemy in the darkness: Downtime means having to face yourself | SOFREP

When it comes to things like hurricanes, boredom can be seen as a blessing.  First, my little home in Georgia lost power, and my wife and I resigned ourselves to board games by candlelight.  Then, as she went to sleep early (as pregnant ladies often do), I found myself alone in the dark, left to my own devices, both figuratively and literally.

Then the worst happened… the cell towers in my area went down too, rendering my trusty iPhone practically useless. No more Twitter, no more Facebook, no wife to carry on conversation… just me and a long night of watching the trees surrounding my house bend and crack under the pressure of the gusting wind I could hear clearly even through the walls of my silent home.  Eventually, the darkness became so absolute that I couldn’t even see the trees anymore, and I was left to try to triangulate the locations of the loudly cracking branches by sound alone.

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