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“Falling Back” from Daylight Saving Time is Like Groundhog Day

Updated: May 16, 2020

“Falling Back” from Daylight Saving Time is Like Groundhog Day

Video Time: 95 minutes **

**but it would have been only 0:35:00 if you read it at 2:00 AM on Nov. 4, as you rolled back the time 1 hour.

Thinking about rolling back the clocks tonight, reminded me of Bill Murray’s Groundhog Day adventures. This yearly practice also recalled “do overs” which we used as kids to get another chance. The keyboard’s “Backspace” key and Word’s “Undo Typing (Ctrl+Z)” feature also allow us to easily begin again. Various spiritual traditions emphasize starting over. Christians refer to being born again. Hindus and Jews of the mystical kabbalah tradition see it as reincarnation. The 12 Steps refer to it as recovery.

How did you “spend” your “extra” hour?

--Selected quote: “It is by God’s design that our minds transcend space and time, 'But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day.' 2 Peter 3:8 NIV. We are reminded of His majesty in Job 36:26, 'How great is God—beyond our understanding! The number of his years is past finding out.'” NIV

Movies/Books about the Passage of Time

--“You are not a god. This is 12 years of Catholic school talking.”

--SPOILER ALERT: interesting, esp. for science types

Songs about the Passage of Time

Time - Pink Floyd (with lyrics) 1973 (0:07:13)

--click More below the video to view lyrics

--the whole album is about the passage of time

--deep dive into the song from David Dodd, Research Associate, Music Dept., Univ. of Calif. at Santa Cruz

Uriah Heep – Traveler In Time (with lyrics) (0:03:13)

Selected verses (see link for complete text of this last of Eliot’s Four Quartets):

“We shall not cease from exploration

And the end of all our exploring

Will be to arrive where we started

And know the place for the first time.

Through the unknown, unremembered gate

When the last of earth left to discover

Is that which was the beginning;

At the source of the longest river

The voice of the hidden waterfall

And the children in the apple-tree

Not known, because not looked for

But heard, half-heard, in the stillness

Between two waves of the sea.

Quick now, here, now, always--

A condition of complete simplicity

(Costing not less than everything)

And all shall be well and

All manner of thing shall be well

When the tongues of flames are in-folded

Into the crowned knot of fire

And the fire and the rose are one.”



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