Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Snow in Nigeria?

Of course not, but a few feet of the white stuff IS falling in Colorado. It reminds me of the story Dr. Chris tells of the first time he saw snow. He was in Minnesota on a fellowship at The Mayo Clinic when he got up one morning and looked out his window. The only thing moving was snow -- no people, no cars, no activity. My first thought would be “who’s going to shovel the driveway?” or “is school cancelled?” His first thought had more dire consequences. “Has there been a military coup?” In American that would be equivalent to Chicken Little’s panic that ‘the sky is falling!’ Fortunately it was more like ‘Cloudy With a Chance of Snowballs.’

(Photo is me shoveling in winter 2006 after a deep snowfall.)

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