anyway, in planning an outdoor run for tonight, i wanted to see when the sun was supposed to set. i easiliy found the "Sunrise, Sunset" feature on the weather channel page and learned that the sun is supposed to say goodbye today at 5:28 p.m. "not bad," i thought to myself. "now that the shortest day of the year is long behind us, i can start looking forward to more sunlight, more vitamin E and more warm, fuzzy feelings." that's when i saw the rest of the information provided in this segment. it read: hours of daylight remaining 1 hour 44 minutes.
talk about depressing.
a clock ticking down to darkness. to when the earth is cloaked in black. to when it's not safe to run without reflective gear. to when things appear distorted and colder and empty.