Tuesday, November 9, 2010
View From The Ditch Bank
AS THE SUN SETS: How was your morning. Last Sunday morning, to be exact. If you live in Arizona, USA, or Queensland, Australia, it was the same as any other Sunday morning in early November. Most every where else, you got an extra hour of sleep. Uh! sure. the body and mind will wake up according to what they have been doing for the last several months, regardless of what the clock said. And the birds will sing, the roosters will crow and the cows will need milked and the other animals fed according to a schedule that has nothing to do with the clock. Except that those things that have to do with human interaction will also change, according to the human set clock. The sun rises with only a minute change in time and latitude as the earth continues it's tilt to the north, sending the sun to rise more fully in the south for a period of time. On December 21, we here in the northern hemisphere will experience the shortest daylight day of the year, winter officially begins, and the earth will begin it's tilt back to the south, bringing the sun back north to lengthen the daylight time here. And in March 2011, except in those places more attuned to whatever it is they are attuned to, we will once again experience that change of the clocks, back to daylight saving time. I sure would like to know where they save it. The daylight, that is. And who they are. The Indian says daylight saving time is like cutting a foot off of one end of a blanket and sewing it on the other end to make it longer. Well, just like that blanket, the day is still 24 hours, regardless of where the hands point on the face of the clock. So, as the sun sets on the 2010 daylight saving time season, I think we would be better off to just decide where we want the hands to point on the clock for a 24 hour period and leave them there. Changing the clock don't change the sun, the spin or rotation, or tilt of the earth, or the time the rooster crows. Sometimes us humans just aren't satisfied with the way nature regulates things. And That's The View From The Ditch Bank.