Today's solar eclipse will likely mark another of my many failed attempts at witnessing astronomical phenomena. I mean, that's not unusual considering I live just outside one of the busiest cities in the world, where seeing more than a handful of stars in the sky is in itself an astronomical phenomenon. I guess that means I can blame my oft-crummy luck on the curvature of the earth, if I believed in that sort of stuff. Ok, I kind of do. I'm a bit of an astrological lurker, I read my horoscope weekly, I believe in fate, I try to read the energy of the universe that surrounds me, I do think that retrogrades effect a lot (though I also believe that it can sometimes have the reverse effect on me.)
That being said, I'm also a superstitious skeptic, I don't want to know the future, I don't mess around with tarot cards or Ouija boards both out of fear and out of rejection of their viability. I don't believe in curses or magic or hexes but I also don't fuck with them. But I truly would like to believe that the moon and the sun do hold some kind of power over us all, and that witnessing this historical event could impact me in some kind of moon goddess-y, inspirational and restorative way.
I want to believe.
One thing is for certain, the impending eclipse has got my creative juices flowing. I'll be posting a quick short story I wrote today on here later (once I finish it). And the NASA live stream has been extremely rad to watch while I work--sometimes science is pretty damn cool! Here's hoping you make the most out of this eclipse, in whatever way works for you.
Also, here's this, since it's been stuck in my head all day and now I want it to be stuck in yours: