Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Daylight Savings Time Ends

Although I am not sure how daylight savings time actually saves daylight, I am sad to see it end.

It is one of those dots under the exclamation point denoting the end of summer. That along with the final games of the World Series means that whatever illusion I had of summer hanging on are truly gone.

Dawn is barely thinking of gracing the eastern sky now in the the morning as  I head off to work--and evening is arriving almost as soon as I return home. 

Soon, while I may not need my headlights to illuminate the highway on my drive to work, I will likely be driving home in total darkness. The dark days have arrived.

I think I understand the angst that the older civilizations had about the light becoming shorter on a daily basis and wondering, because they did not comprehend the spinning of the planet about the sun and the tilt of the Earth's axis, whether the light would return.

Nothing good happens after dark!

The sun will return--I am sure of it.

-- Bob Doan, Elkridge, MD

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