winter sun

winter sun

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Can design change the weather?

Ok, ok, Mother Nature--Please stop dropping your little love notes from the sky. They've piled up into four feet -- no, I'm serious -- four feet of frozen little nothings that together make a huge something, that prevents me from moving or playing or even working without trying to move them first.

I'm certain that someone's designed some shiny new pile mover that I've neglected to buy or perhaps it's just that I've neglected to pray enough for sunshine to melt the masses. Perhaps.

Perhaps the earth needs us all to design a change in the weather through a change in our actions. This year I've started turning off the water when I'm brushing my teeth. 365 x 2 gallons of water saved. Small. Powerful.

Oh yes, did I mention that I believe design is action?