I had special glasses to watch the eclipse. They are still safely in a drawer.
The time for the phenomenon came but I was spent.
Stumbling through some necessary chores, I walked out to my front porch. Looking down while the rest of the country was looking up, I saw the most remarkable shadows. I grabbed my smart phone and took some pictures.
They were on my front sidewalk.
They were on my neighbor’s driveway.
And they were wondrous. When I came back inside, the house had darkened. I had to turn on the kitchen light. Everything was still. The cat who always comes down when I am in the kitchen, stayed upstairs, sleeping.
So I missed the eclipse.
And yet I didn’t.