I have never failed to notice how people enjoy beautiful things for such short periods of time.  I was full of anticipation and excitement for our previous total eclipse. I didn’t just want to glance at it and have it become a fleeting, fading memory.  So I stayed with it….watching it, patiently, soaking it in, breathing the wonder. Staying silent. 

Everyone rushed outside to watch it…their technology in their hands.  Too focused on catching a picture of it, never slowing down to really soak it in. Afterwards, they went back to entertaining themselves…like it never even happened at all.  That was when I had my realization about the human race.  It was overwhelming.

I was intoxicated by appreciation of such momentous happenings.  No one around me cared at all. 

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