Itís getting dark a lot earlier these days, isnít it? Well, it is in the northern hemisphere, which is the portion of the planet I call home. Not the whole hemisphere, but a little speck on it. Thatís where I live, right there, where the sun seems to be going down in the middle of the afternoon lately.
I donít like it. I didnít get enough summer to get me through the winter. I was expecting to store up a few more warm days before the darkness took over, but it doesnít seem to be happening. The way thing are right now, with the overcast lasting until almost noon, by the time the air gets warmed up the sun starts to disappear. Soon it will be bitter and bleak all day every day. Iím not ready.
Hereís my beef. Itís now starting to get dark at exactly the same time Iím knocking off work for the night. That means I canít sit comfortably in my easy chair and thumb through the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly while watching my TiVoíd episode of General Hospital. I mean, I canít read Proust while listening to Rachmaninov. Thatís why Iím raging against the dying of the light.