Letter To The Editor

Forget about saving the daylight! Save my sanity!

One night this past week 1:59 a.m. happened and then in less than the tick of a Timex — it was 3:00 o’clock.

Imagine my confusion! What’s going on! I am already a man who suffers from anomalous sleep patterns.

Prone to vampire time (an inversion of night wakefulness and day drowsiness), I find myself befuddled twice a year, when the societal consensus springs us forward and then falls us back.

Spring forward — fall back. It sounds so light, airy and cheerful — doesn’t it? I find it dreadful!

I slept fitfully last night because I knew I was being tricked. What an incredible insult to the finely tuned, delicate mainsprings of my circadian rhythms!

I suppose I could just stay with my own consistent solipsistic time all year long. But this would create an entirely different set of problems.

I truly would be taking “the path less traveled,” “marching to a different drummer.”

Even though I already find myself slightly out of phase; under my plan, I would be an hour early or late for everything the rest of the year (Come to think of it that might not be a bad thing)!

Daylight Saving Time — argh! It takes me days to recover from this weird temporal whiplash.

I’ve spent the whole day confused; wondering what time it truly was. I looked everywhere for that missing hour, but it was nowhere to be found.

Tinkering with space and time — truly, it’s best left to qualified individuals: such as physicists and astronomers.

Even so, this oddity of the space-time continuum is not a function of Newtonian Physics or some arcane consequence of Einstein’s Theory of Relativity.

My missing hour just didn’t fall into a Black Hole; rather it is another curious example of our tax dollars at work.

Daylights Savings Time has been ordained by your friendly, neighborhood federal government. Yep! Once again, the United States Congress is meddling in our personal lives.

In the meantime, I suppose I will have to wait until October to find my missing hour.

John Rinck

Lexington resident