Today we "sprang forward," that now late winter ritual (it used to be in early spring) of moving the clock ahead by one hour.
Yes, this is absolutely an agrarian holdover -- most people aren't farmers these days and thus in need of "daylight saving." Yes, it points to the arbitrary nature of time. There is no objective reason why our days are partitioned into hours, minutes and seconds.
I don't care about any of that. It was great to have a later sunset. For a while the sunrise will be eerily late, but before too long that problem will solve itself.
Although today's later sunset was wonderful, it rained all day long. In other words -- it was a perfect day to make soup. I pulled together a farro and cannellini bean soup (following a recipe, of course). Yum. And ample. It will last for days.
I was prepared to listen to some podcasts while the cooking was underway. I've built up a backlog and who does not benefit from snappy conversation? But then I realized that the A's and Giants were playing simultaneous spring training games. Podcasts can wait, you know. It was time for some baseball radio.
Spring forth, indeed.