Totality: Solar Eclipse August 21, 2017
“The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quite alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature. As longs as this exists, and it certainly always will, I know that then there will always be comfort for every sorrow, whatever the circumstances may be. And I firmly believe that nature brings solace in all troubles.”
― Anne Frank,
What more can I add? Do I need to say more? Just this: I came. I saw. I stood in awe. And for those few brief seconds–maybe 120, at most–I was completely enthralled and totally enchanted by the sheer magnitude of the unending beauty of all that our natural world offers us if only we will pay attention, halt the cynicism, and risk losing ourselves in the beautiful and majestic unknown.
Those 120 seconds are some of the most memorable and awe-inspiring moments of my life. I’m sure they will always remain so.
Eclipse photo taken at time of totality with a Nikon S7000. I hadn’t planned on taking a picture as I just wanted to experience it completely. I grabbed my camera, shot this one pic quickly, and then put it down. I’m glad I did. Taken in Orangeburg, SC.
The Eclipse Geeks. That’s me on the right.