Have you ever heard that saying? I'm guessing it goes back to our rural roots, meaning work, work, work while it's still daylight. In the northern hemisphere at least, summer is the main growing season, and summer has the most hours of daylight. It isn't a season to be enjoyed....it's a season to work.
I don't mind working, don't get me wrong. No work, no eat. But Jeez....I look out my window at 6:30 in the morning and it's already light outside. I walk the dog at 8:30 at night and it's still light outside. I feel guilty for NOT working "while the sun shines".
I'm probably one of the few people who enjoys the night time. Specifically I like the evening hours. I think of it as MY time. The work day is over....it's time to wind down....but it isn't time to sleep either.
I'll sometimes talk on the phone with one or another of my daughters around 8pm....they all have small children.... and you can hear the relief in their voices. Their outside work is done, their chirren have all been fed and watered, bathed, and are off to bed. Now it's their time to relax.
Maybe it's my low thyroid talking, but sometimes I enjoy just vegetating. I enjoy sitting on my balcony watching the sunset. Maybe enjoying an adult beverage, or maybe checking in on my long distance social media friends.
I guess I'm all contemplative this morning because I had things to do today, things that required that I get up and get out into traffic and the rat race early.
I'm sure when I was a kid I asked "Are we there yet?" like all kids are wont to do.
Now that I'm an adult all I want to know is, "Is it evening yet?"