Sunday, March 11, 2007

Reflections on a Sunday morning after daylight savings time

My computer didn't automatically adjust for daylight savings time. I suppose it is making a statement about the arbitrary nature of saying what time it is. It's about as stupid as having someone deciding to start calling blue, red.

But you can't really go against time. Or at least you can't really go against how the majority decide to measure it. Because since we can't control time we have to be content to measure it, watching it dribble away as we fret about ways to keep it at bay.

I've noticed that much of the blog community I am privy to has been aggitated of late. There is lots of starting and stopping and wringing of hand's posts. I can't help but think it is related to our futile efforts to control time. Or maybe it is part of our futile efforts to control anything.

Which is why when someone is debating whether or not to keep blogging, I encourage them to write even more. It may not help you control things in your life, but it puts a certain sense of order to it. It's very much akin to measuring time and our lives. Plus it gives you a written record of it.

So little time, so many blogs.


Hayden said...

I detest daylight savings. I'm strongly driven by the light cycle, and this just messes me up 2X a year. Makes me feel very curmudgeonly. Now I'll have to struggle to haul my ass out of bed in the dark again, just as I was getting comfortable with waking at grey dawn.

My retirement goal is to ignore arbitrary time changes for the balance of my life. Up with the chickens, and drowsing over a book in artificial light at the end of the day.

Humm. well, you know. not exactly up WITH the chickens, you know. just meant as a turn of speech, not literally.

Whitesnake said...

So many blogs to read so many comments to dish out who has time to write a post?????

JP (mom) said...

I agree with Whitesnake, the reading of blogs can sometimes overshadow the writing and then I think people get overwhelmed ... I've learned to pace my comments and try to put priority on giving myself the time to exercise my creative juices. I also like your point Tim, when one is about to give up is probably when one should truly be writing & mostly for an audience of one - themselves. Posted at 5:51pm according to my internal clock, JP

Time said...

It is good to have retirement goals. I've pretty much given up on retirement in general.

Apparently I have time to post because most bloggers aren't.

I think that applies to more than just blogging.