In reality, it's just a ploy to take our eyes off the ball — the ball being how little light there is to go around this time of year. For everyone who rejoices at the lighter mornings, there are those who decry the darker afternoons.
Yesterday, as a golden day gave way to a lowered-sun afternoon, the reality of it all hit me. It would be darkness at 5. And the sun that slanted so fetchingly through the trees would dip out of sight long before I was ready for it to.
It's just the way the world turns, I know. But that doesn't mean I can't complain about it!