A welcome prologue to the arrival of Spring each year is the “official” change to daylight savings time! In 2021, this occurs today, March 14, at exactly 2:00 a.m. When the clock reaches the “anointed” hour, it needs to be reset (automatically, digitally or manually) to the new time of 3:00 a.m. – in other words, advance the time precisely one full hour (hence the post title: “Spring Forward.”)
As both my spouse, Aaron, and I had endless commitments yesterday, last night, before crawling into bed at midnight – old style time – we reset our clocks and watches ahead for one hour before falling asleep. This enabled us to wake-up this morning without confusion, Why interrupt a dream needlessly at 2:00 a.m.?
Typically for most bare practitioners, we welcome this seasonal debut with open arms. The time change affords us the opportunity to adapt to this routine before the official arrival of Spring on March 20, 2021. Theoretically, this “extra” hour of daylight gives us additional time, daily, to spend “natural in nature” together as well as with our bare practitioner acquaintances and friends!
A well deserved relief and respite from being home-bound for the entire winter!
The initiation of the daylight savings time principle began in the early 20th Century. During the Great War (World War I, 1914 – 1918) the production of armaments created shortages and necessitated the conservation of energy resources through to expansion of daylight. Once this concept was introduced, it was undertaken in all the belligerent nations, irregardless of their alliances. Twenty years later, the commencement of World War II (1939 – 1945) reintroduced the same need and solution. Following that conflict, the hostile “Cold War” (1949 – 1989) mentality led to the annual incorporation of daylight savings time throughout much of the world.
Daylight savings time (DLT) = Bare Practitioner time (BPT)
Roger Poladopoulos/ReNude Pride
Author’s Note: The next posting entry is planned for here on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 and the proposed topic is St. Patrick’s Day.