Snow #2

I have been using a program called ommwriter to write in. It is very minimalist text tool, which I am liking a lot.

But that is not what this post is about…except that the background is snow, and this post is about snow…in a roundabout way.

There is a strange phenomenon that happens when it snows. Everybody in Tulsa feels the need to go to the store and buy a months worth of food. People just like to stock up. Well, there was that one lady we saw who was getting beer, 5 Hour Energy, Rock Star, and cigarettes. Just the essentials.

During the last great snow we were at the store getting some stuff. We are so used to seeing all the shelves totally full that it was a bit disconcerting to see entire shelves empty. No salad, no milk, no eggs. It is not something we are used to. But, I think that what really struck me was how much there still was on the shelves. Despite the fact that the store was crazy full of people all buying enough food for the next two months (it takes snow that long to melt around here) there was still enough calories in that store to feed a small country, and more variety then most countries will ever see. Particularly if you wandered into the middle of the store where the unprocessed stuff is (like flower and yeast) there was plenty for all.

I don’t really have a point in this, except I guess that we live in a country of plenty, even excess, and I hope I use the privilege well.

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