The morning rides with sunshine and the voices of the birds alight with song. The day is new as we set about to travel through Headington to the Kilns.
Oxford, England has set a new record for rainy cold days during what is meant to be a summers respite from this drizzly chill. But we are not deterred but rather relentless through these wet days, touring through Keeble College, visiting the Natural History Museum, lunching where the Inklings dined and then heading to dinner at Regents Park College. We even squeezed in time to get our Bodleian Libraries card.
Although this is not my own family photo, it does remind me of the newest photo discovered and shared during our family reunion this last weekend – a photo of my grandmother as a girl with two brothers we didn’t know she had….
“The Mains family,” 1890 (?), from the Steinfeldt Photograph Collection of Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest
To save more time for daylight, we turn our clocks ahead this week to daylight saving time. This is meant to add daylight to evening hours and take away daylight from the mornings. How would we be different if we lived in Solar Time rather than Standard Time? Could humans more easily shift into internal places of rest if the time around us wasn’t manipulated?
“Chicago, Illinois. In the waiting room of union station (Library of Congress),” Jack Delano, photographer, 1943