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Oh, the Weather Outside Is Frightful…

In Places & Spaces on November 30, 2006 at 2:00 am

The first major storm of the winter looks to be making its way through St. Louis today and tonight, with freezing rain and potentially 4-10 inches of snow on top by tomorrow. Personally, I'll take all of it and then some, as the recent rash of spring-like 70-degree temperatures is screwing up my work ethic. I just work better when it's miserable.

Maybe it's because we don't have to go anywhere anytime soon, but there's something cool about the majority of a big city simply having to shut down because of weather. If nothing else, it just reminds us (okay, it reminds me) that we're only in control of earthly things to a point. My guess is that most of us could use this kind of reminder more than we actually get it.

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  1. Once again, Nick, you raise the greatest of theological questions in our little forum here. All I know is that, speaking purely existentially, today’s snow day is nothing less than a taste of glory to me.

  2. I hate cold weather, but…
    do you think that snow days are part of the “fallenness” of the world, or a taste of the glory to come? I mean, in some ways, schools and businesses shutting down are bad things. But really, is there anything better than a snow day?

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