Alarm clock

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It’s about Time.  Daylight Saving Time.  Time to reclaim that hour of sleep you lost last spring.  Time to change the battery in your smoke alarm. Time to turn your clock back.

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The clock lady: Pauline West has more than 4,000 clocks, she said they make a 'hell of a racket' when they chime

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If you’re Pauline West, you’ll be at it for three days.  Pauline, who lives in England, has more than 4000 clocks. As they say in the UK, stonkin’ fabulous.

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Wall to wall: The collection, believed to be the biggest in the world, covers every wall in the two-bedroom flat is worth £15,000

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With Daylight Saving Time sounding its alarm, clock confusion is once again ticking away: When exactly does daylight saving time end? Why do we fall back? Does it really save energy? Is it bad for your health? Get expert answers here ~

http://www.timeanddate.com/time/dst/

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So tonight, before you go to bed, remember to set your clocks back one hour.

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From now until (gasp) spring 2012, the sun sets inconveniently early.

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Dark sky - Kermanshah, Kermanshah

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So turn up the music….

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whip up a Lucullan feast….

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…and set out the candles.

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As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.
………………………………………………..Carl Jung

Toni 11/5/11

3 thoughts on “CANDLES ON THE DINNER TABLE

  1. How It Happens

    The sky said I am watching
    to see what you
    can make out of nothing
    I was looking up and I said
    I thought you
    were supposed to be doing that
    the sky said Many
    are clinging to that
    I am giving you a chance
    I was looking up and I said
    I am the only chance I have
    then the sky did not answer
    and here we are
    with our names for the days
    the vast days that do not listen to us

    — W.S. MERWIN, poet laureate of the United States and author, most recently, of “The Shadow of Sirius,” which won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 2009

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  2. My brother-in-law just posted on my wall at Facebook (as if there were other walls) to tell me that he and my dear sister, Susie, have candles every night. I love to picture the two of them and all that it says about their life. Every night, guys. Sweet. We’ve just returned from the sunny, non-snow-storm-devastated Other Coast, anticipating candles and sterno, but happy days, the trees are off the power lines and power’s creeping back to us. And we’re making electricity on our roof again. With all these downed trees I’m thinking the lower-in-the-sky sun will have a clearer shot at the panels. More K’s. (And just to reply to an earlier reply: the Merwin poem was written in response to the Fall time changes…)
    Patty

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