Today the moon passed precisely between the Earth and Sun.
Three of the most beautiful, metaphorical, and poetic things lined up for a brief passing moment for all of us to enjoy. Staring up in awe, and wonder.
Some people saw clouds and gave up.
Some stayed inside and caught it on the news.
Some drove as close as they could get and brought people they loved.
Some kissed right at the moment the moon covered the sun.
Some stared straight up with no glasses on.
Some played music and danced with friends.
Some stood alone.
Some were too busy to step outside.
Some thought it was amazing and couldn’t put it into words.
Some were greatly disappointed and bored.
No matter what, the moment is gone. No matter what, the moon has moved on.
You’ll remember where you were on this day and seven years from now when the three most beautiful, metaphorical, and poetic things line up to amaze you again it'll be through a new lens.
Maybe you’ll eat moon pie.
Maybe you’ll take the day off with your kids.
Maybe you’ll kiss right as the moon covers the sun.
No matter what, time will have passed. Your story will have changed, and when you look up it will be different.
Eat the moon pie. Get as close as you can. Take the day off. Bring a friend. Stare up. Wonder.Applaud at the end. Start again.