Perhaps this is a post for a different time of year, but "Hey!" I am nothing if not flexible. Actually that is pretty far from the truth, but I am working on it.
I want to talk about Daylight Savings. Still Awake? Good, because I get really worked up about this topic. I hate Daylight Savings. Hate it. Coming and going. I think I always have, but I can't remember. The fact remains however...I hate it now. It fouls me up. Messes bad with my clearly delicate circadian rhythm. A circadian rhythm is a roughly 24-hour cycle in the biochemical, physiological, or behavioural processes of living entities on Earth, including plants, animals, fungi and cyanobacteria. I have no idea what cyanobacteria are and I do not think I am a fungus, so it must be my natural animal instincts kicking in.
I think I was supposed to be born before the advent of electric light (either that or my wolf parents gave me up to be raised by humans). Don't get me wrong, I appreciate the convenience, but I have found that I seem to operate better when my routine and schedule are dictated by natural forces rather than artificial. My mother used to tell me that I was a kid who hated schedules, but I think I just prefer the forces of nature over the forces of you know...moms and teachers and bosses. I like to rise with the sun and set with the sun. I admit that poses a challenge here in South East Idaho when, during the winter, the sun sets at 4:30 in the afternoon and we do not see it again until 8 the next morning. But I am willing to sleep for 15 hours if that's what it takes!
It just seems like we as humans often try to control nature instead of allowing our lives to ebb and flow naturally around nature. We ship food thousands of miles so we can eat it out of season. We change the clock twice a year so that the hours of Sunlight better fit into our schedules. We keep electric lights on well into what should be sleeping hours so that we can be "more productive" only to find that we are stressed out, worn out and out of balance. So, for what it is worth, this is my 'N' post for anyone participating in Mrs. Matlock's AlphabeThursday. Today, N is for Nature, Naps & Nighttime. Rebel that I am, perhaps when we spring forward here in a few months, I will just refuse to go. Just me, ebbing and flowing with the natural rhythm of nature. It shouldn't be too inconvenient and I will be right back on schedule when fall rolls around again. Yes, that is a good idea.
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