Wednesday, March 17, 2010

The Storm before Spring

Today it is warm and trees are preparing for the Spring, but the past weekend saw a storm in the area ripping electricity lines, felling trees, and flooding basements.
  • I walked into the subway, wet and waited for the train. There was a Gypsi girl on the platform singing, you guessed it, Rihanna's Umbrella.
  • The city streets were not just puddles and racing cabs with glorious sprays, but a true collage of umbrellas, abandoned where they fell, twisted metal, collapsed shafts and ripped fabric.
  • What sorta Economy supports picking up an Umbrella when it rains and abandoning it before hopping into a cab? (cost of materials, labor for assembly, shipping, humans to distribute and sell it and feed their families, all for $5 total per Umbrella.)


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