There's nothing like a celestial event (especially one we haven't seen here in the US in almost 40 years) to get folks of all ages so excited. It was a Monday, a workday this time around but that didn't seem to stop viewers from making special plans or to figure out a way to view, to connect with this very cool event & each other. At my work, our west coast office shared their pics & funny insights early in the morning, raising the level of anticipation for our office.
I feel fortunate that with mostly sunny skies that viewing was great in my neck of the woods. Fashion be damned! Those viewing glasses were awesome. Just sensing that millions of viewers were putting on those glasses & simultaneously going, "wow" is pretty damn cool. Of course, knowing this blogger you must sense a message in all this & there definitely is.
What I loved about the eclipse is how it made everyone slow down, even if just for a few minutes. Then you had to think of what a small, but critically important piece we all are and how we are connected not just by our circle of friends, family & coworkers, community & county, but world & then universe!! So amazing having one common feeling. A celestial event such as this is not meant to make you feel insignificant in this great universe, hell no! We are all so important in how the universe unfolds second to second, day by day.
I also found myself having more than a hello conversation with my toll takers yesterday, there was talk about the eclipse of course! A universal way to connect that doesn't come around often. This should remind us that we should connect more & more to everyone that crosses our path in the course of a day. We need each other on a daily basis! It reminds me of one of my favorite quotes by Mother Teresa, "not all of us can do great things, but we can do small things with great love." Simply connecting with a smile & a few words is a very important 'small' thing.So don't stop eclipsibrating! Carry that feeling forward every day until, well, forever and you will be happier & the universe will feel more & more like home!