The Witching Hour? Or the Darkest Hour? I read that the witching hour is around midnight. When the goblins come out and bad things happen. The term is supposed to stir anxiety and fear. I’m thinkin’ that is not the hour that trips my trigger. There used to be a time when “darkness” held something desirable for me. I thought being out in it, milling about with it , was comforting. I still find it peaceful at times and I love to walk out at night-time and look at the stars and sit around a camp fire but I am not drawn to the dark hours. Darkness now for me means day is done. Job well done. Get cozy between my sheets.
The Eleventh Hour? Oooh. That almost always triggers panic in me. Getting everything done at that last-minute.
Happy Hour? Or Cocktail Hour? Are we only “happy” at cocktail hour? Just wondering.
Rush Hour? That is my favorite hour. (Just kidding.) But about 10 or 15 years ago I changed my tune about this hour. It can be used for MAJOR contemplation. Or clipping my fingernails. Or plucking my face. It’s all a part of that Serenity prayer I spoke about, “Help me accept the things I can not change” I have learned since I can’t make those cars get out of my way I can use that time for myself and sit in it with peace.
Dinner Hour? Great time. It is T-bone and Ribeye’s favorite time for sure.
Consider the Golden Hour. Now THAT really trips my trigger! Early in the morning when the sun is rising and it causes the dew to glisten on the vegetation and the shadows be long. The yellow light is falling everywhere. And in the evening when the light again is making all the colors in nature rich and luscious. An artists dream. Landscape painters find the golden hour(s) to be the quintessential.
My chores lead me to the golden hour in the morning and the evening. The smells that go along with those hours are earthy, heady and intoxicating. The sun is warming the earth in the morning or cooling it in the evening and it seems to emit aromas that send me over the edge with delight.
Enjoy your hour today what ever that may be. I am nosy. I would love to know what hour trips your trigger.