An English In Kentucky



















April 1st 2009

   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 absurd.  


    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.   

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