Thursday, February 26, 2009


We're having a pretty impressive winter storm: a lot of wet, heavy snow and rising winds this evening. It took me two hours to get home from work. The trip is usually an hour.

The plows are out. I watched five guys -- three white businessmen and two black working guys -- push a stuck car in downtown Minneapolis. Winter used to bring us together in Minneapolis: we pushed each other's cars and helped each other dig out. The winters have been too mild lately to encourage cooperation. It feels good when it happens. It was enjoyable to see those guys push that car. It made them happy. They were smiling and laughing, after they got the car going.


Blogger Unknown said...

Thanks for this final image of a long, snowy day; there's something redemptive about getting through stormy weather together.

8:26 PM  

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