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2005 05 12
Blackout - Reprised
imageSometimes it takes a crisis to bring a city together. The fast pace of our metropolis hinders people from even meeting their neighbors. We build our own psychological walls to screen our privacy and control our space. Striving to meet our regimented schedules, we rely on services that are predictable like clockwork.

This changed the night Toronto experienced it’s full-scale power blackout. Our paranoid preparations for Y2K should have prepared us for this chaos.

It’s a good thing that it occurred on a pleasant summer day and not in the dead of winter. The life of the streets was transformed with a flick of a switch. Our shields were dropped. Shops closed. The workday was put on hold.
A great pause. Freed from work, people wandered aimlessly and leisurely as if in an enormous park. Cafes and restaurants served up beer while it was still chilled. Food was generously handed out before it would perish. Butchers and grocery stores were giving handouts.
[email this story] Posted by Arriz Hassam on 05/12 at 02:07 PM

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