Tuesday, 11 December 2007

A shared thought about Winter....

I'm finding it really hard to wake up at the moment. I don't mean that I'm having trouble getting out of bed (I always feel like that) but actually waking up. My eyes just don't seem to want to open and I feel the artificial light in the house really intrusive.
I should explain that living, as I do, in the North East of Scotland, we're only getting about 6 hours of daylight at the moment. This should, of course, be balanced in the Summer by the fact that it doesn't really get totally dark at all, but you've still got to sleep eh?

Anyway, the point of all this is that I have had a revelation. I am now utterly convinced that Human Beings are meant to hibernate! If you think about it, there's no way that our Ice Age ancestors tried to maintain a full and active routine through the winter months is there? My somnolence can only be explained by a deep, instinctive need to huddle under a pile of furs at the back of a cave. I am simply not genetically equipped to be at full operational fitness between November and March!

I am therefore committed to spending as much time in bed as possible between now and Spring. It's a pity our employers couldn't realise this and let us adjust our working hours accordingly. If everyone worked from home, think of the good it would do the environment as well!

Maybe then the Summers wouldn't make me want to hibernate too......