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On Changing the Clocks
November 2nd, 2008

This Sunday morning after waking up, Pat and I walked around the house moving all the clocks and watches back one hour.

This is the day when it really strikes you just how artificial our concept of time is. All the year we are dictated to by the clock. We stress and agonize and live out our daily drama, all to the little hands merciless march around the dial.

Yet today, after just a simple reminder on the local news that Daylight Savings Time is over, the whole community agrees that we are living one hour in the past. Oh, it's not 9:00AM, it's now 8:00AM.

Silly. If there is a God, he must be smiling.

The only real clock is the one inside you. It is ticking off the time you have left in this current reality, and someday it will stop. So use that time wisely!