So far this well touted blizzard has been very well mannered. Two PM was its scheduled time.
I find seeing questions on the various weather related sites as to the “scheduled” time for this natural phenomenon to arrive.
We are so attuned to seeing the world through the eyes of one lens or another, and there are SO many more lenses out there of late, that we have come to see the world as a scheduled event.
The close-by passage of an asteroid in the very near future is being posted with the times it will be visible with hand held magnification.
It takes away a little of the wonder, a little of the mystery of the world. Consider the mythology that would be written if our less electronically connected ancestors looked up and saw a rock flying really close to the earth. Now our reference point is it will pass inside not only the orbit of the moon but inside the orbit of communications satellites.
The glad tidings reported is that it isn’t “scheduled” to hit either the earth, the moon, and most important, any communications satellite. And we go about our business sure in the veracity of that information.