Spring forward, Fall back. Fall forward, Spring back. Daylight Savings Time. What the heck is going on here? I’m going nuts! Why can’t it just be 2:00 AM? But no, we can’t have it that simple. When it’s 2:00 am we have to change it to 3:00 AM. Or do we change it to 1:00 AM? I can’t keep it straight. “You will lose an hour,” the man on TV said. How do you lose an hour? Where did that hour go? I’m in bed sleeping and the next thing I know I have lost an hour. As hard as I try I can not lose 10 pounds. It is so hard to lose a loved one. Bad luck is very hard to lose. But lose an hour, nothing to it. I do it every spring in my sleep. If we can spring here and fall there why don’t we really go for it? One hour, why not one year? Better yet, why not twenty years? Instead of springing forward one hour why not just spring the hell right into warm weather. Spring right into a Summer barbeque on the back porch. Spring one of those beers into my hand while you’re at it.

Now you’ve got me thinking. I’m fifty-eight years old, no spring chicken you might say. Well why not Fall right back to being thirty years old? That’s a good age. Yea, if I only knew then what I know now. “Fall back one hour,” they say at the end of every summer. I’ll tell you what, next year I’m going to Fall back all the way to June 1st. I’m going to live the Summer all over again, never getting any older. Ah, if only it was that easy.

Next weekend is it, “Daylight Savings Time“. Why fight it? It happens every year. But how loosing an hour is “Savings Time” I don’t know. I just hope it doesn’t take me to long to get used to it. Wake me up at 2:00 AM so I can change my clocks.