So I found myself up on the coast of Oregon to get a good view of the recent eclipse along with about 500 other folk doing the same. It occurred to me that in days of old my brethren or fellow hobos must have had a fit when the sun disappeared blotting out their view of the world around them.
Imagine not being able to clearly see that box car door or the content of your recent bottle. Frightening I tell ya! I was most recently thinking I can’t even see well enough to blow a tune on my harp since I still play by sight at the moment. What good is a proper eclipse without music?
It got cold too, colder then a snow rabbit’s paw in January. Back in the day when there were no such things as special glasses and devices to view the sun I wonder if the end result was a bunch of hobos bumping into one another and falling off trains because of their vision impairment. It makes one wonder.
After it was all said and done and we were able to extract ourselves from the mayhem we decided it was time for a little eclipse celebratory behavior. But that’s a story for another time. Stay safe out there and DO NOT look at the Sun without the right equipment I’m here to tell you.