Reasons I usually use for such occurrences like comets, shooting stars, partial eclipses, meteor showers etc. don’t work this time around. It is not in the middle of the night or unseen because of city lights or happening in the winter. It happens right out my door, pretty much, starting at 9 AM in August. I am so busted!
All the science loving people I know around the country are envying me because of my convenient accessibility. I don’t want to burst their bubble but the whole thing scares the begeebees out of me.
Here are my reasons why I am scared of the solar eclipse:
I like normalcy. The sun should shine in the daytime the moon at night. Meteors should land in the ocean if they leave space at all. There is no real reasoning why this stuff bothers and scares me except that I think I was exposed to planetarium shows at too young of an age. I also might be reaching for straws here!
I have a congenital eye defect. Before it was diagnosed as such it was thought that maybe I burned a hole in my eye looking at an eclipse. So that is in the back of my mind even though it is false. Childhood memories are hard to shake off, and it feeds my fear.
Bible stories like the parting of the Red Sea can be attributed to questioning if some natural occurrence didn’t actually precipitate it. The Oregon coast is expected to get hundreds of thousands of people heading there to watch the eclipse. Not for a million dollars would I venture to the beach to watch this solar eclipse, just saying!!
Just look at some of the stuff on sale at Etsy about the Eclipse https://www.etsy.com/market/solar_eclipse
There will be no champagne brunches and viewing parties at my house. About noon Pacific Time on Monday August 21st, 2017, I am hoping to become a rational person again.
Are you watching the eclipse?