Goodbye Sunshine

Alas, autumn daylight savings time has come and gone, giving us a meagre extra hour of sleep in exchange for greedily gobbling up our precious, waning daylight. I am pained at the thought of leaving work today in the dark. Though there is not a bright side to this sad event, we do try to look for the positive, and the Birmingham Davises have declared a new season of coziness. Determined to overcome the depressing lack of vitamin D, we will pile on an extra dose of worn and cozy blankets, hot beverages abounding in sturdy mugs, hoodies, seasonal movies, and socks. I'm also thinking about making a soup a week (there are so many recipes I want to try.) So treasure those few hours of sunshine and blue november sky while you will, and then hunker down and snuggle up.

To go in the dark with a light is to know the light,
To know the dark, go dark. Go without sight,
and find that the dark, too, blooms and sings,
and is travelled by dark feet and dark wings.
~Wendell Berry, To Know the Dark


AJ Macc said...

I'm going to look on the bright side here - I love the beautiful sunsets that I now get to see on the way home from work - before the end of daylight savings time they normally happen while I am in my house and go largely unnoticed. But I agree, the extra hour of sleep is a hardly worth giving up all that evening daylight, of course I guess we could just get up earlier and enjoy the extra hour of daylight we now have in the morning!

Steve Mac said...

On the other hand, Sunday I enjoyed a quiet jog along the golf cart paths as the sun rose. It's nice being up when the sun is rising. It's so much better than a cold dark run. How's that for looking at the bright side (pun intended)?
Love ya!