Tonight is the night that clocks will need to be set forward one hour, as daylight savings time begins at 2:00 am tomorrow. A barbaric practice, robbing us of a precious hour of sleep, and leaving most confused in the days following, it is nonetheless the law of the land.
"You will never find anybody who can give you a clear and compelling reason why we observe daylight savings time."
We move into that time where the sun beats down mercilessly longer into the evening. Why in certain areas of the country we would want to extend that, I'll never know.
"Daylight time, a monstrosity in timekeeping."
Harry S. Truman
So, adjust those clocks under protest. Ease yourself into it and do it this afternoon. Leave an hour early from work in solidarity. Write and petition your local congressman so that maybe we can finally change it.
"The sun got confused about daylight savings time. It rose twice. Everything had two shadows."
Until then, soldier on. We'll get that hour back. Eventually.
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