Alas, my hour has returned to me after its months-long daylight savings switcharoo in March.
Rhythm is restored.
I've heard the ancients believed that life is best lived in sync with nature, the embracing of cyclic changes. We are, after all creatures, like it or not. Intelligence does not pre-empt our natural needs. There are no genuine shortcuts to good health and sanity. Life is a long, patient process. Wise to live accordingly.
One look at nature in autumn and winter testifies that slowing down is required. Cessation of busyness. Foods that warm, long, dark nights for rejuvenating sleep. Solace for spiritual reflecting - seeing and listening undisturbed.
Illness creeps in when rhythms are ignored. Exhaustion, irritation.
It's okay to slow down - it's more than okay, it's necessary.
And quiet growth.