The ever changing time of the rising and setting sun is a thing of wonder. How strange that modern men and women find it to be another reason to complain about their circumstances. Is it not a good thing that every day is not identical to the last? Everything in the universe is in motion, and it is folly to pretend otherwise.
"The year has many seasons more than are recognized in the Almanac." — Thoreau, Journal, May 31, 1850
"No one to my knowledge has observed the minute differences in the seasons. Hardly two nights are alike." — Thoreau, Journal, June 11, 1853