Waiting for the end of the world

Posted by Ken Campbell January 18, 2012 0 Comment 741 views

There’s a snow storm coming, that’s what they say. “They,” being the weather oracles, the forecasters of white doom. I don’t mean to belittle the science and alchemy of short-term climate prognostication, and they may very well be right this time, but I fear we are getting soft. Softer. The schools have all been canceled for tomorrow, the buses are all on storm schedules. People are being warned to stay near home and hearth, keep the pipes clear and the wood stove stoked…
And there’s nary a snowflake in sight. Not yet, anyway. Now, I’m not saying there won’t be. I’m not saying that we won’t all wake up to a winter wonderland tomorrow, sleigh bells ringing, and all that. I’m just saying that it’s not here yet and we’re all acting like it is. We – and by “we,” I mean our entire society – are now officially a bunch of old women.
Strike that. The old women are the tough ones.
Oh my God… it’s going to snow!! Stop the presses… stop life as we know it. Maybe it’ll be a big one, maybe not. It seems it will be bigger than we are though, either way.

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