Snow and the city

Holy cow.

We’ve been away the past week and a half, visiting with family in California, and the pictures and reports out of New York are just endlessly fascinating. Our daughter is bummed about having missed all that snow; the kid in me is disappointed too, but my wife and I are grimly bracing ourselves for what might greet us when we return this weekend. Despite New York’s brazen confidence, despite its long experience with snowstorms and all its established cleanup routines, this blizzard still stopped the city in its tracks. Human civilization is a formidable thing, but Nature is mighty still.

More blogging after I get home.

…a revolution of snow,
its white flag waving over everything…

the world fallen under this falling.

— Billy Collins, from Snow Day


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