Did you see the eclipse last night? I see it as a heavenly turning of the page. No mystery, no cipher to unravel, it was more like a commandment. “Let this night be marked as different from the night before, and all the days that came before this night.”
Or maybe you just think that the Earth came between the Sun and the Moon? There is a possibility you are right.
We get to choose our spiritual totems, our ecclesiastical tchotchkes, and me- I claim the eclipse.
I just couldn’t get all worked up about it. “Look, the moon’s disappearing.”
Then later, “Look, the moon’s coming back.”
Should I feel guilty?
Baby girl said “pretty; can I go back to bed now?”
You people, what am I supposed to do with y’all.
I thought your spiritual totem was kittens and ice cream?
If you’d been on the moon, it would have been a soar eclipse.
kittens and ice cream are my tchochkes, eclipses my totem.
DTG- what are you? some kind of rocket surgeon?
I give baby girl a free pass, but alas for Ms. Moon. Seeing the arc of the earth pass across the face of the moon, then swallow it up completely and disgorge it again does nothing for you? Juancho, what ARE you going to do with these people?
dude, that’s like a $50 phrase.
It makes me think of a street-corner quickrip tourist trap sales table filled with pot metal miniatures of Lady MTB Liberty, double-decker busses with micro-foosball bike polo on the top deck, newtonian optical prisms, emitting hand painted rainbows, with half-off mark-down stickers covering the tiny wreaked bikes underneath the jaws of hot wheels Hummers. Scratched heaps of walnut shell Giro helments, mice sized. windup tin toy trials courses, missing all their good obstacles.
And me, plunging around in all pockets, realizing my wallet just got snatched. $50 bucks, gone.
Sorry to disappoint. I think I am suffering ecclesiastical angst.
Since he was 7, I’ve had to look up my son’s words in the dictionary or ask Auntie Nan to translate. Makes communication slow. But watching a lunar eclipse? Who needs big words? I thought it was pretty neat! 🙂
thanks anon, can I get the $50?