The Joys and Benefits of Twilight

A tiki torch at the Shack, I'm BACK!

A tiki torch at the Shack restaurant. I’m BACK!

Good Evening, God!

I’m back from the Mainland. Well, my body’s back. My brain hasn’t fully checked in yet. Perhaps it’s downstairs in the guest room along with clothes that haven’t been totally put away. I’m just glad it’s a three-day weekend!

Tomorrow being Memorial Day, I have one more day to reassemble myself. Let’s hope that will do it!

Meanwhile, I am sitting here in my office with a nice yellow bug light glowing in my desk lamp. I’m hoping  it isn’t emitting too much in the way of blue light.

Aaah, God! I love it! I love trying to catch the latest wave of science to improve the quality of my life.

It seems that blue light — especially that emitted by computers, iPads and iPhones etc. — tells our bodies we should keep on staying awake and alert. Harvard’s Medical School has a good article about it.

So, in addition to the bug lights, I have put f.lux on my computer, and it slowly blocks out the blue light as twilight falls. I do wish that I could put it on my iPad and iPhone.

Perhaps, God, there is something special about twilight time. The fading of daylight is the key to triggering the release of melatonin, which prepares us for sleep. Hmm. So maybe those hormonal and circadian shifts are part of the reason that I love watching the sun set? There may, indeed, be more to it than simple aesthetics.

Thank You, God, for twilight. Thank You for sunlight and for the dark of night. Thank You for this fascinating world!

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