Static electricity

I don't think I ever noticed static electricity before moving to the country

It wasn't until I was living in a farmhouse, far away from city lights, that I first saw a flash of blue light generated by synthetic fabric.

In hindsight it seems crazy not to have noticed static electricity being discharged before.

I certainly remember having felt it during primary school, when kids would shuffle their feet on the carpet and give each other a mild shock.

Yet I still remember the surprise of seeing it while living outside Wagga.