This Sunday, for the first time since Daylight Saving Time was extended (March – November from April – October) in 2005, we will have a Full Moon on the first day with an extra hour of light. Spring weather my still be a week away at that point, but at least we will have escaped from the prison of darkness.
I have never understood the logic of “I like to wake-up with daylight rather than coming home from work with extra daylight.” Let’s face it, waking up is always the same amount of work in the light or in the dark, it usually sucks either way. That is why most of us need Coffee or a shower in the morning to become human. At least when it’s dark out in the morning, you know daylight is coming soon. On the other hand, working 7am to 5 pm means you leave the house with darkness, stay indoors during daylight, and then come home during the death of sunshine with no hope for more coming before sleep. It is the definition of depression.
Starting next Monday, instead of a quick dash out when you get home to catch the thirty minutes of Dusk left for something like a run, a walk, a drink, or grilling on the deck before the sentence of darkness comes on like a punishment – you can do it all!
With the added excitement of a Full Moon, the Time Change should make the onset of darkness in the evening an exciting experience. It should be a National Event and celebrated with an outdoor feast from the grill. With Spring Forward, taking an extra hour of sleep from everyone, one’s energy for the party could be hindered, but everyone should rally for drinks at 5 pm, dinner at 6 pm, dessert at sunset and more consumption until the Full Moon is clearly visible around 9 pm.
It would follow the same schedule as a Super Bowl Party, but outside without all the cheering, betting and commercials.
The entertainment would be all Natural – Fresh air to breath, the freedom of daylight into night and the full face of the Moon shining brightly until the Sun rises in it’s full glory.
Enjoy the celebration!