Hi! It’s me! Lily!!!

And today was WEIRD!!!!

So around noon we all went outside and watched the moon take a bite out of the sun, and it just kept getting darker and darker and darker…  and then the lights went out!!!  It was cloudy, but there were enough breaks in the clouds that we could see the sun, and it looked like a moonlit night, but it was like the moon had a big hole in it!  It looked so weird!!!  And there was a bright spot on the bottom of the sun while the moon was over it!  Dave said it was a prominence or flare or something.

It was like it was night, but it wasn’t.  Everything was quiet.  All the neighbors were out looking at the sun too…  I don’t think I’ll ever forget that.  It was amazing.. but so weird!  And when it finally hit everyone on the street was going “WOOOOOOWWWWW”.

And then a few minutes later it was all over and things went mostly back to normal.

The next eclipse is in 2044.  But that one I probably won’t see.  Maybe I’ll see the one in 2045, but it won’t come anywhere near here.  I mean, who knows where I’ll be by then.  Maybe I’ll have kids of my own to give glasses to and tell them to NOT LOOK AT THE SUN.

Anyway, other than that, I practiced a lot today, but not a whole lot else got done.  It was like a holiday in some ways.  It’s not every day the sun goes out.  I can see why ancient people thought it was an omen.  It certainly has that feeling to it.  I actually felt a little off while it was happening.  Like something was happening that was an affront to nature.  Even though that’s the pinnacle of nature…

And then it started storming.

Umm…  I think I’ll go to bed early tonight.  Today was just so weird.

Love you all!!! ❤️

From the creator:

Lily’s experience mirrored mine.  Except on my street parents were spanking kids because the kids kept trying to run into the street.  I think one of my neighbors is a drill sergeant because afterwards one of the boys had to do a crab walk…

I’ll keep my opinions on that kind of parenting to myself.

This is one of those unusual situations where Lily can speak in my voice and it will detract nothing at all from the story.  Trust me.  That does not happen often.

It really was an extremely liminal experience.  It was kind of like it was night, but there was something very, very wrong with it.  I don’t think anyone who sees an eclipse can forget it.  I’m sure I won’t.