Tuesday, August 23, 2005

A Natural Timetable

The original electrical supply failed long ago, so the rhythm of a day has to follow the cycle of the sun. With little power to spare, work stops at sunset and resumes with sunrise. It is an organic timetable and not the standardised nine to five. The day is already forty minutes shorter than when I arrived (by about 2 minutes per day) as summer heads toward autumn. It feels good to be so tuned in to the turning of the year.