I was, already, reminiscing about last Monday and the indescribable Eclipse!
Although I identify closely with Southern Illinois University and everything that they are involved in…I, at the last minute, decided to go the Blue Sky Vineyard for the actual event.
The spirit of fun and expectancy and adventure…was alive at the Vineyard on Eclipse Day!
There was no discussion about politics or war or major disagreements…or petty ones. We all were united in the singular purpose of being witness to an event that was far greater than any of us.
I loved the television show, The Sopranos, and remember well Tony Soprano’s son’s comment to him during the last few minutes of the long running series. A.J. Soprano mentioned how he was enjoying having dinner at a diner with his Mom and Dad and that his Dad, Tony, had told him to always enjoy the good times. Tony, responded, that he guessed A.J. was right and that they were experiencing one of the good times.
I think that often the singular beauty and profound happiness of events in our lives…are lost on us…as we seek the joy and fulfillment that the media and society has told us equates the ‘Happiness Ideal.’
Is it possible to miss life…while we are living?