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DST: How To GAIN An Hour’s Sleep March 13, 2011

Posted by nrhatch in Happiness, Humor, Mindfulness.
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I love the return of Daylight Savings Time, so much so that I never wait until midnight to turn our clocks ahead.  Instead, early in the evening, I reset my watch to new time . . . DST!

Last night, instead of losing an hour’s sleep (as many do during the transition) . . . I gained three:

(1) I went to bed at 11 p.m. EST . . . because my watch read “midnight.”

(2) I got up at 11 a.m. DST . . . when the sun outside my window could no longer be ignored.

Since I normally get about 8 hours of sleep, I gained 3 hours . . . and I did it all in one night! 

Just like the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future. 

In November, I announced the departure of DST with forlorn finality:

Turning back the clocks
Daylight Savings Time now ends
Twilight comes too soon

Today, I greets its return with warm embrace:

DST returns
Extending twilight hours 
Internal clock smiles

If the hands of time, forward marching at steady gait,  could so easily be manipulated, what disasters could we avert? 

What would we give to fall back in time to avoid ensuing tsunamis?  Or to spring forward for a brief glimpse of what’s coming around the bend? 

Instead, there is only one time for us . . . Now. 

That must, of needs, be enough.

No Rules.  Just write!

How about you?  Do you delight in having more light at night?  Or do you miss the sunlight in the morning?

If you could press the “rewind” or “fast forward” button on your life, would you?  If so, how far back into the past or forward into the future would you go? 

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