Electricity arrived precious part by
precious part. Poles and wires and machines first, then it was put into houses.
Also there was a lecture. Electricity was dangerous, it was
invisible and it could kill.
I felt confident,
Okanya reckoned on it being interesting, but Okanya's mother thought it
foolish to allow such a thing into the world. How, for example,
could it be stopped if it were to escape. And to say that
electricity couldn't escape was
I recall the faces of those who laughed at her. Generally they
played tennis or golf and took long afternoon naps. Which to my mind
have always been untrustworthy and idle activities. But 'creative
is.' So occasionally there is a tinge understanding.