On Sunday the clocks in the UK will go forward one hour. Well, that is to say we will all have to change each available clock by hand unless you’ve got digital ones which automatically adjust. These are quite weird to watch because all of a sudden the hands start moving as if some cosmic force has grabbed hold of them. If you don’t have all digital clocks then it is worse in the autumn when you have to wind the clocks forward eleven hours because you should never wind them back. I don’t know why, it could have something to do with waking a temporal demon that gets so angry it won’t stop singing. Seriously though why do we do it/? Having established a system of measuring time we mess about with it twice a year.
|A clock, yesterday. 8.22 yesterday in fact.