Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Today's weather forecast of potential snow has we Louisvillians all atwitter. We're hesitant to commit to anything beyond today because of the threat. I will sleep with one eye open all night tonight I'm sure. Having never lived anywhere but Louisville, I saw things with new eyes one day when I was driving around some folks visiting with my company who were from New England. Snow was predicted, and as we drove around we saw salt trucks everywhere, poised and ready. My guests thought that that was hilarious, and I realized that much of the world functions pretty much as usual in spite of snow. Anyway, I'm always amused at how much we hype it up before it arrives, which never fails to remind me of this witty essay by E.B. White.