Charles Simic writes an essay explaining today's obsession with technology. He describes days in solitude and darkness during Hurricane Irene and says that with all of the technology available to us today, it is impossible to be bored the way he was then.
Although this piece could have many tones, I think that he is primarily pensive and ultimately grateful.
This essay is above all a reflection. He is thinking through boredom and what it has meant to him. You can tell this by the meandering quality of the essay. He talks about technology, then about his time with no electricity, and ends with a reflection on his...
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