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Daylight Savings Time

November 2nd, 2008

What is the deal with Daylight Savings Time anyways?

The tunnel of winter has settled over our lives, ushered in by that great official Hoodwink, the end of daylight savings time. Personally I would vote for one more hour of light on winter evenings instead of the sudden extra-early blackout. Whose idea was it to jilt us this way, leaving us cold in November with our unsaved remnants of daylight petering out before the workday ends? In my childhood, as early as that, I remember observing the same despair every autumn: the feeling that sunshine, summertime, and probably life itself had passed me before I’d even finished a halfway decent tree fort. But mine is not to question those who command the springing forward and the falling back.

Barbara Kingsolver (Animal, Vegetable, Miracle)

One Comment to “Daylight Savings Time”
  1. Frugal Trenches on November 2, 2008 at 5:35 pm

    How interesting!

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