Romanticizer and Geek-in-Residence

by Lauren

It’s hard to believe that it’s now dark at 5:30 pm.  I leave work in pitch-blackness, and scurry on home, feeling like the day is over and it’s time for bed. Daylight Saving has not made life feel nicer, and I really seriously wonder WHO it actually benefits these days and WHY we still keep to this bizarre tradition. It just confuses everything and makes life feel overall cruddier, as detailed in the very funny fake movie trailer:


In all seriousness though, I think it’s really important to take active steps to ‘rage, rage, against the dying of the light’. Don’t just let yourself be vaguely unhappy and depressed about the new darkness that surrounds you.

And so I say, light a candle. Light many candles.  As soon as you get home, make a point of doing it, so that there is that cheery, primal flicker in your peripheral vision at all times, giving your home the kind of glow you just can’t get from electric light.  I did it tonight, and I swear it lifted my spirits in a truly significant way.

Bring on the dark days, winter. I have my antidotes at the ready.