Wednesday, 7 September 2005

Light and Dark

Swistoni I hope this answers your question.

I wake up at six and it is pretty light by then, I was up at five one morning and it was still dark then. Most nights recently It has been dark when I get back but I have reasonable night vision so it's not such a hassle, I did walk into a nuber of braches and get a little bit lost last night trying to prove to myself how good my night vision is. I'm not sure how to judge what time it becomes 'dark' as my eyes adjust as the light fades and it's only when I come to need to look for something and I can't find it that I realise that it is dark. By this time I usually spend so much time looking for things that it's probably about half an hour before I find my clock. Then I tend to realise that in looking for the first set of things I have put a number of other things on the ground and they now need to be located and put away. When I have done this something that is supposed to be at the bottom of the rucksack will suddenly appear behind me so I have to unpack everything in order to get that in to the bottom of the bag; then there is the task of locating once again everything that was taken out and putting them away again. By this time it would usually be time for bed, I have to get up early after all, and so it's time to set the alarm clock and turn in. After this comes the search for the alarm clock. I have come to view this nightly ritual as a rudimentary form of entertainment. It's what your Grandparents probably meant by “we made our own entertainment when we were kids". The morning ritual is a little quicker as I can see things.


SwissToni said...

ah thank you - yes that does answer my question.

I do pretty much exactly the same thing as you every night as well: I am forever putting stuff down and losing it. I then need to find it, no matter how unimportant it is, as I will not be able to sleep until I have found it. Mind you, I'm indoors and have the lights on, so I don't really have any excuses...


bushled said...

Getting a pack of Traser Glowrings can make life a lot easier.