Relativity: Don’t Try This at Home

twirly clock

It’s all a little bit confusing today. I sort of jumped the gun last night when I went ahead and changed all my clocks one hour ahead. In the back or the apartment is the kitchen and bedroom where there are plenty of clocks and electronics needing manual adjustments. Then in the front, where my living room, office/lounge area is, all the clocks are self-regulated (on the computer, cable box, iPhone etc), which means when I woke up today, I thought it was already after noon and by the time I got to the living room two minutes after it was actually a whole hour earlier. Then a few hours later looking out the kitchen window, I was glad to see that at 5:00 p.m. there was still plenty of light out only to realize once I’d returned to the living room that it was only just past four o’clock and evening was fast approaching already. Someone more brilliant than me would make some comment that my little experiment is yet another demonstration of the relativity of time that and maybe that’s one way Einstein might have come up with this brilliant theory to begin with. But I digress.

I didn’t bother to change back all those other clocks today because honestly don’t want to go through all that trouble only to have to change them forward again tonight, but it’s funny how living in two time zones does play tricks on your brain.

Pic by Smiler


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