The healing power of blackouts

“It was really nice to walk in and see a big group of people in a small space not looking at phones, not watching things. I was close to most of the people there, but it was different. We shared more stories and more intimate stories than we would have otherwise.” (Elise Michael, student)

“We ended up staying up until 2 a.m. and spending five hours huddled around a coffee table with candles, talking. With the power on, we never would have bonded like that.” (Matt Field)

“It made me realize how beautiful it is,” he said. “That’s one of the few times in my life I’ve ever done that. And it was so beautiful.” (Eric Borb, bar owner, after spending two hours sitting on his fire escape just staring at the night sky.

New York Blackout Kills Phones, Revives Ancient Art Of Actually Speaking To People

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