Saturday, March 7, 2009

What Time?

Today is the day we leap ahead to accommodate Daylight Saving Time. I've never understood the rationale behind DST. The sun rises and sets at its appointed time whether we call it 7:00 am or 8:00 am.

My old body gets jet lag at this season. Breakfast has to be an hour earlier, supper an hour earlier, and bedtime an hour earlier. Bosh!

My farmer-husband does his work by the daylight, not by the clock. The cattle walk to the water at the same time by the sun, not by daylight saving time. The dog gets up and wants out at the same time each twenty-four hour period whether we call it 4:30 or 5:30 am.

Why should we jangle our nerves and upset our routines by changing an artificial measurement of time? Answers, anyone?

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