Been there, done that—for about 20 years. Oh, I had a motor car, but for 5 or 6 months of winter, I couldn’t get all the way to the cabin with it. Of course, I didn’t mind cross country skiing for the last mile or two.
The verse, “No phone, no lights, no motor car” has been going through my head, ever since hurricane Patricia: https://exposingthebiggame.wordpress.com/2015/10/23/will-gilligan-and-other-distractions-save-us-from-the-reality-of-climate-change/
At first I thought the media was just trying to distract its readers with a link to Gilligan’s Island trivia. But perhaps it was a reminder to potential storm evacuees what they’d have to do without for a while if they stayed for the 200mph winds and torrential rains.
No one in this fully-modern world wants to be left without the essentials, or even “a single luxury.” But at some point in history, people are going to have to learn to live without again. The thought of it should come easier when one considers what a mess all the lights and motor cars have gotten us into so far.
Chances are, the Patricias, Katrinas or Sandys of the future will be no laughing matter. How funny will it be when Gilligan has to add the line, “No hospitals, police, no freeways, no Walmarts” to his theme song next time Nature tries to take us down a couple of notches?