You see, I am not going to sweat the small stuff here. The fact that I am witnessing it live and in person is a marvel. Standing right there in my yard, alone with nothing, but me, the crickets and a cantankerous raccoon mulling about in a nearby tree. Sharing this moment, my lady friend, Deborah, who I met on Facebook, across the country in California and a friend, Antoinne, who lives back home in Detroit. I wasn't sure if my friend, Alma, from Texas was able to stay up at press time.
The point is, this is a moment in natural history that I can share with not only these special people, but the many people I am interacting with online tonight. People coming together sure beats out my complaints about my old camera, which aside from this has served me pretty well. I guess when I look up at the moon (I am having a Cher moment), it puts me right in my place and a lot in perspective.
Standing there in my yard, outside my cozy home where I live with people who care about me. It just shows me that I am here. I am now. This is just one moment. Take it in stride... and I am exactly where I am supposed to be.
You can read a cool brief article about the eclipse at WIKIPEDIA.
And watch the eclipse at SPACEVIDCAST on USTREAM.