Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Night Owls Rule!

Some folks have an internal clock
That says that their body should rock
In the dark of the night
But when dawn comes up bright
That's the time that the Sandman will knock.

Why do morning people seem to think they are intrinsically better than night owls? Is there any sin in not wanting to get up before the sun? Is it morally insupportable to be wide awake after 9:00 p.m.?

I say, "No!"

I say, "Night owls of the world unite!"

We are as good and as worthy and as virtuous as any morning person, just differently clocked. Perhaps we seldom appreciate the beauty of the sunrise. We are well equipped to enjoy a sunset. If we don't see the morning mists rising from warm water into the cool dawn air, we do see (if we're lucky enough to get away from urban light pollution) the black, star spangled of infinity of midnight -- and, if we're even luckier and far enough north, perhaps the Northern Lights.

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