Voices on the Wind Voices on Aging
Solar Eclipse 2017 by m.e.jackson Solar eclipse, words bring a tingle to the spine, anticipating a view of the moon’s shadow turning day into night. Preparations begin months before, worries accumulate knowing the danger of looking at the sun, the damage it can do to curious eyes. Thoughts percolate, dreams of creating a structure to safely view the obscured sun, nearly total on a sunny August day. Two minutes and forty-one seconds will pass as the darkness moves across earth’s sustenance. The wonder of a solar Saros, not to appear again until 2035. Nearing eighty-nine years when it occurs again, a question prevails. Will these eyes see one more time the shadow move across the sun before they close permanently, extinguishing life’s umber?