Blackout and paranoia


These notes were written a hour ago. I had just woken up after a night without electricity and water. No internet, no news, no battery life on my laptop, no credit on my mobile phone, no matches to light a candle. I felt suddenly very isolated and a bit worried for the first time since I’m here. But yesterday was a special day, see:

Now power is back. I checked the BBC. No news from Kosovo. Apparently, it was a normal power failure. That’s a relief. But, I am amazed how easily one can end up joining the dots and expecting the worst.

Lesson learned: have at hand a top-up card for the phone; buy a box of matches

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