Yesterday's eclipse went beyond astronomy, looping back in on itself like the ring around the moon, to an ancient, spiritual alchemy.
I heard a scientist say "ooh looks creepy." Neighbors walked across streets to share hand made observational devices. People sang and drank and celebrated our humanity, dancing for joy knowing how tiny our problems must be.
The girls felt something in the air. It changed the shadows of the tallest trees and the pace of blood through the narrowest vessel. I told Sabrina, "Wild flowers gathered by the light of an eclipse by a maiden pure of heart will bring good luck to a home."
She loved it and returned saying she found "the three flowers of destiny!"
She also loved the perfume samples Greg poked holes in to view the eclipse.
After it was done, Layla put out a tip jar and said she was going to "do science for money."
Busking with science! Each girl did their presentation and heckled each other.
We didn't have any money for the tip jar but we felt rich and powerful understanding what was happening but completely enchanted none the less.
As one Facebook friend noted, "I thought the shadows were the best part of the eclipse!" Me too.