In Lay Terms

Random Ramblings From a Church Nerd

Sunday, October 29, 2006


Except for a few places in the US, we have moved all our clocks back one hour. It's a great American ritual. I have to say that I was finding it very difficult to get up in the dark of the morning. However, I wonder how I'm going to react when it is dark by the time I get home from work.

I really like daylight. That's why I prefer summer. I like that the sun is out past 8:00 at night all summer long. These short, dark days really get to me.

However, I had my bout with fall blues earlier this fall. Does this mean I'm done? Or does this mean that I have more to face now that it's darker even earlier? I have yet to see. I think that my work and my involvement in activities will also determine how I feel about these shorter days.

I guess a better question is this: what am I going to do about it? Our newspaper had an article about the exercise routine falling off when the days get shorter. I'm wondering if exercise might help me feel fit and energized through these winter months. We have started a routine at the end of the summer, but it has fallen into a bit of a lapse. Maybe the change in the clock will be another reason to start up again.

I'm praying for a better fall and a more positive attitude as these dark days go forward.

Hootie & the Blowfish
Album: Cracked Rear View

Time, why you punish me?
Like a wave crashing into the shore
You wash away my dreams
Time, why you walk away? oh, oh
Like a friend with somewhere to go
You left me crying

And you'll teach me 'about tomorrow
And all the pain and sorrow running free?
'Cause tomorrow's just another day
And I don't believe in time

Time, I don't understand
Children killing in the streets
Dying for the color of a rag
Time, leave you red and blue
Wash them in the ocean, make them clean
Maybe their mothers won't cry tonight

Can you teach me 'about tomorrow
With all the pain and sorrow running free?
And tomorrow's just another day
And I don't believe in...

Time is wasted, time walking
Time, time
You ain't no friend of mine
I don't know where I'm going
I think I'm out of my mind
Thinking about time

And if I die tomorrow, yeah
Then lay me down to sleep

Time, you left me standing there
Like a tree growing all alone
The wind just stripped me bare
Stripped me bare
Time, the past has come and gone, gone
The future's far away
An hour only lasts for one second, one second

Time without courage, time without fear
Is just wasted, wasted, wasted time
Oh, oh, oh, ooh ooh ooh

Time, why you punish me?


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