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Living in Darkness
Posted Nov 4, 2009 - 9:14:42

The Problem with this photo is that you can see the sun in it. So we've entered my least favorite time of year to work in an office... it's after daylight savings has ended, and we're beginning to approach winter. The sun is barely up when I leave for work most days, and might not be up at all fairly soon. When I go home, the sun is setting, and if there are even slight clouds the world is dark when I walk out of my windowless workplace.

In other words, this time of year I spend the week away from the sun entirely.

While it may surprise some people, I'm a person who loves to see the sun. I may not be the most active person, but even when I'm being lazy and sitting indoors I still want a window to have sunlight shine in on me.

But right now I work in a cubicle farm, where even though there are windows around the outside of the building, they are nowhere in sight from the inside of my cubicle. I sit bathed in fluorescent, flickering light and nothing else. Time has no meaning when 8 o'clock AM and 8 o'clock PM look exactly the same in the first place, so coupled with a total lack of sunlight when I leave... well, let's just say that it doesn't exactly make me want to sing and dance.

And this is just going to get worse. Those flickers of light I see before and after work are going to go away. It won't be until the end of February that I see the sun on a work day.

The whole thing just makes me stir crazy, and I wish I had a good solution to the mess. Honest to god, I would kill for some skylights on this building -- but that's not going to happen... ever. Sadly I can't plug in anything at work, so a sunlamp is just right out of the question too.

So, here I sit, resigned to only seeing the sun on the weekends for the time being.

At least I have that.
- Traegorn

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This reminds of wrestling season back in High school. We never saw the sun around then except for Sunday(no pun intended). I would go to school with no sun and leave the school around 6 at night with no sun. On Saturdays, we often were at another school for a tournatment. Again no sun because we left around 8 at night from those schools and came home at 10 on most nights. Yep Sunday was our day to see that sun. I still wonder if that's why it's called Sunday lol.




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