I’m not sure why I found it amusing to see a forecast for rain on a sidewalk sign as I stood in the very same rain to take its picture a few weeks ago.
Getting wet was pretty good confirmation that the forecast was exactly right but also that it was unnecessary. It’s as if the sign just needed to say something to justify its existence.
It is strange that news and facts really are nothing more than a data stream spraying us in the face like a firehose.
It’s nearly impossible to go somewhere that doesn’t have a bank of screens and speakers competing for our attention.
It’s so easy to fall into that trap of relying on data rather than our own senses. I caught myself doing the same thing this morning as I was mindlessly checking the morning temperature on my phone right as I was walking by my front door.
Luckily I caught the mistake and walked outside and let my body tell me what I needed to know about what to wear for the day.
About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer specializing in creating environmental on-location portraits and corporate photo libraries for blue chip companies.