Thursday, April 12, 2007

We interrupt our regularly scheduled spring to present this rerun of winter

Just when we think we’re in charge of our destinies, just when our plans are set and we’re feeling pretty high and mighty, the weather puts us in our place and again proves to us just how powerless we really are in the grand scheme of things.

Spring was perking along, albeit a little colder than usual here. Then yesterday happened, along with four to six inches of wet, gloppy snow. Travel by car made treacherous. More than 500 flights delayed at O’Hare with long backups still expected today. Parking lots plugged up because snow plowing contracts only ran through the end of March. Baseball games snowed and colded out.

Unpredictability is the only predictable thing. We can only try to stack the deck in our favor should the unpredictable occur.

Hoping you have a predictable day today.

Click on picture to enlarge. Photograph © 2007 James Jordan.