For this post, I am going to let my own words speak for themselves. For two reasons: 1) it’s easier and I’m pressed for time; 2) more importantly, because I have to write my column to a sometimes painful word count of 600 which forces me to edit a lot of my “gushing” from the story of this remarkable and joyous experience.
My late husband often teased me about “making a short story long” –but I will try to do the opposite here 🙂 I wrote my monthly column on my experience -which as you will see is less about the science and more about the human experience. It’s attached here – see link at the bottom of this post.
I feel incredibly privileged to have been witness to this magnificent celestial event and share the awe, wonder and joy of the thousands of other people who were gathered as part of the human community to behold nature and for those who believe, the mystery of God.
Where were you on August 21st?
BTW–this beautiful shot of the totally eclipsed sun was taken by Michael J. Donoghue – a member of our ” Eclipse 8″ –or sometimes called “Eclipse Eccentrics”..:) A beautiful shot by Michael, to whom we owe a great debt of gratitude as he was focusing most of his attention on the technical aspects of getting a good shot while the rest of us were ooh and awwing 🙂 So, I feel that this photo is a very genuine representative of the eclipse that I saw as I was standing right behind him…lol 🙂
Thanks, Mike, for all your hard work and all the driving–a daunting task in itself!
Here is our group posing for a group shot after the eclipse. We are a pretty happy looking bunch, aren’t we? I call it the “after eclipse high” 🙂 We had the long, long ride back to the Retreat Centre (my 7 American fellow eclipse chasers keep insisting that should be spelled “center” –but this blog is in Canadian 🙂 And yes, that means you, Father Pat ..lol ) to plan our Eclipse After Party.
And yes, that’s me- the short one! As I like to say–” She may be but little but she is fierce! ” William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream