This evening, at 20:30, it’s Earth Hour where we are asked to turn off lights etc for an hour. I’ll be doing it – will you?
And overnight we will make the twice-yearly one hour change to our clocks. Spring Forward, Fall Back, yes I know.
This has become, to me, a symbol of our disconnection from nature. What is more natural than the passage of the Earth around the Sun and the spinning of it on its axis? And so what could be more unnatural than that we pretend that the planet has jerked forward, instantaneously, by one twenty-fourth of a revolution? I’m surprised we don’t all fall out of bed when it happens (at 1am tomorrow, which rapidly becomes 2am).