Daylight Saving’s Time: Like Money in The Bank
I love this time of year. Longer days, later sunsets, a bump-up in the sense of value on each day’s returns.
I don’t mind changing the clocks. It gives me something to look forward to. It seems like a proper ritual to make in hopes of hastening Spring along.
Come on. We’re waiting here. This is how anxious we are for your arrival–
We will give up an hour of sleep for you.
Daylight Saving’s Time. It’s a great little moniker really. Who doesn’t want to save a little daylight?
Put it in your coat pocket, perhaps, and save it until Winter. Take it out at 4:17 PM on Wednesday, December 12th, as you drive home from work. Like an early Christmas present.
It’s odd how it does kind of feel like a savings account we dipped into to finance these longer days. A Certificate of Light Deposit.
I look forward to it every year. Like a tonic.
Like big fat red rhubarb stalks.
And the return of the robins.
And the bumble bees.
It’s not Spring, really, but there are days that can fool you into thinking it is.
I’ll take them. Make them mine. I can stay in on the cold dark days. But not on the bright ones.