Looking forward to springing forward, this essay was written last March.
My home state, Arizona, declines to participate in spring forward,
fall back exercises in sleep deprivation/confusion each year. The convention of
sliding around the clock to accommodate...what? harvest schedules? military
operations? has long outlived its usefulness. Still, I love the fact that,
staring last Monday, I can now bicycle home from work in—what's this?—sunlight.
By summer, of course, we'll be cursing the sun, but now basking in sunlight
after a full day of work indoors is a veritable tonic of nature, not to mention
a boon for those suffering from seasonal affective disorder, appropriately
What better way to celebrate the start of this phenomenon than the humorous,
yet startlingly informative, animation by the inventive C.G.P. Gray.