About being under the ... Total Solar Eclipse dot!!
A guy’s total obsession with an insanely elegant rare phenomenon of nature! What a way to top-off your humanity -- seeking out & standing in the moonshadow of perhaps the grandest of all imaginable celestial and natural earth-based events. It's the splendor, but also the odds that captivate my intrigue: sun 93 million miles, moon only a 1/4 of a million and they just happen to “appear” the same size in the sky. Whoa! The trick is this bizarre equation: Sun 400 times farther -- moon 400 times smaller in diameter – and voila... the PERFECT FIT. Wow! Adding to this utter rarity is a most incredible variable, US! Looking up is US, sentient creatures seeking out and contemplating the majesty and specialness of it all.
It begs for me an enchanting notion that we just MAY BE in ALLLLL the planetary infinity... WE just may be the only singular creatures in all the endless universe that get treated to this very exacting spectacle!! JUST us that get this -- just US! What a RUSH! This alone rejuvenates every pore every eclipse. AND of course the bonus is coursing the distant crags of earth catching this fleeting moon dot, meeting friendable sorts and odd beards, and sharing it with appreciating worthy eclipse partners!!
Yup, sol about... STANDING IN THE SHADOWS!!
Michael David Aisner