Saturday, October 31, 2009

Here We Go Again


How I Really Am Just A Lone Voice In The Wilderness

Back in the spring of 2007, I posted the following here on Pink Granite:

Tick, Tock, Stop

The U.S. has begun Daylight Saving Time (DST) weeks earlier this year. The stated rationale is an attempt to save more energy. I don’t buy it. I also don’t like it. Considering how long humans have been keeping time, DST, having been implemented for less than a century, is still a relatively new practice.

Unfortunately, once it caught on in Europe it spread pretty quickly. I realize I’m tilting at windmills, but I wish they would just let nature take its course. Over the last couple of months, since the winter solstice, we have been appreciating the gradual, gentle, generosity of the lengthening of the days. We all notice it. We all appreciate it. Come June, and the summer solstice, we will watch the days wind down equally gently, causing us to cherish twilight, fireflies and that startling first chill in a summer night’s air.

I’m no anarchist. I believe in good government, fair taxes and sensible laws. But I really wish the U.S. government would put more attention and resources into alternative, renewable energy sources and leave my clocks, my days alone.

Tomorrow morning, at 2:00 a.m., we are supposed to turn the clocks back one hour.

It still makes absolutely no sense to me.

1 comment:

Sue said...

I think I said this last time too, I'm so glad we don't 'celebrate' daylight savings here, it'd kill me! Good luck with the change over...

Sue X